Sheriff's Office

Victim Information

Victims of all crimes as well as victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking often become overwhelmed with sudden changes to their routines, emotional stress and financial turmoil. It is crucial that they get the answers to their questions and start to regain a sense of safety and empowerment. By working together with local community resources, we strive to provide the best resources possible to the critical needs of those who have been impacted by crime. The WCSO victim advocate is able to step in and provide the emotional and practical support for the victim and their family. We work with the victim/survivor to assess their short term needs and long terms goals.

The face of a victim is not restricted to gender, economics or ethnicity. A victim advocate will assess the victim's individual needs and concerns and provide a variety of support and services. These may include:

  • Providing updates on the status of their criminal case
  • Assist in filing for Victims of Crime Compensation
  • Assist in filing for a Temporary Protection Order or Stalking Order
  • Assist in filing for the State of Nevada Victims of Crime Program
  • Safety Plan Development
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Referrals to Community Resources such as counseling, support groups and resources

Please note that a criminal report is not necessary to take advantage of these services.

Click HERE for information on Temporary Protection Orders and Stalking and Harassing Orders for Survivors.

Resources Guide

Victim Services Survey


For questions or assistance please contact our Victim Advocate or Detective directly. They will be happy to assist you.

Victim Advocate:

Heather Dreiling Phone: 775.325.6454 Email: hdreiling@washoecounty.us

Domestic Violence Detective:

Det. Kirkham Phone:775.328.2866 Email: tkirkham@washoecounty.us