Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Nov 19, 2020 - 2:37PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office to Impose Detention Center Lockdown for Weekend Deep Clean
Due to the lockdown all visiting and programs are canceled for Saturday and Sunday

Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is putting the Detention Facility in lockdown Saturday and Sunday, November 21-22, 2020 for an intense deep cleaning.

The 353,000 square foot facility will undergo a professional three-step disinfection, protection, and certification process. The aerosol disinfectant, applied with a mister, kills 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and molds including COVID-19.

Due to the lockdown all visiting and programs are canceled for Saturday and Sunday. Normal business operations will resume Monday, November 23, 2020.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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