Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Jun 17, 2021 - 5:10PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam’s statement on inaugural Juneteenth holiday, Balaam closes Sheriff’s Office

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

In observance of the Juneteenth Federal Holiday signed into Federal law today, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam announced tonight that both the Administrative Division and Front Desk will be closed tomorrow, Friday, June 18, 2021.

This closure will affect the recently instated First-Come, First-Served Fridays for Carry Concealed Weapons (CCW) permits. There will be NO first-come, first-served appointments tomorrow.

“Tomorrow is an historic day – marking the first time in American History our nation is formally recognizing the end to slavery,” said Sheriff Balaam. “Nevada is entrenched in the history behind this day, as the making of our state allowed for President Abraham Lincoln to deliver the Emancipation Proclamation, and ultimately free the enslaved in June of 1865. I am proud that the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will formally recognize Juneteenth tomorrow.”

Public safety operations and special events staffing will remain at normal levels.   

“As always, our number one priority is the safety and security of our community. We will be on the job protecting our community tomorrow and every day.”

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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