Sheriff's Office

Persons Unit

Sergeant Joseph Digesti

Main Phone: (775) 328-3332

Crimes vs Persons
Detective Stefanie Brady
Detective Joseph Aceves
Detective Mike Almaraz

Crimes vs Children
Detective Kellie Wright
Detective Toddi Fitzmier
Detective Joey Lear
Detective Krista Almaraz

Domestic Violence Unit
Detective Joshua Swanson
The Persons detectives investigate all major felony crimes such as homicide, robbery, kidnapping, elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Detectives cover all aspects of an investigation. They must work closely with prosecutors, forensic investigators, lab personnel, and other law enforcement officials.
The Persons Unit has a Victim/Witness Advocate. The advocate works closely with victims, witnesses, and family members to keep them apprised of case development as well as assisting in meeting any special needs they may have. The Victim/Witness Advocate position ensures that the needs of the survivors and victims of violent crime are not overlooked.

Body Recovery Crime Scene Investigation

Within the Persons Unit are four highly trained detectives that investigate crimes targeting the juvenile population of the unincorporated areas of Washoe County. These detectives investigate incidents such as sexual molestation, physical abuse, missing/abducted juveniles, runaway juveniles and other crimes that endanger juveniles.

These detectives work closely with other local law enforcement agencies, regional school systems, community services agencies, and national groups such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in an effort to ensure the well being of our children.