Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Jan 04, 2024 - 7:21PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Detention Facility Secure Tonight After Precautionary Lockdown

For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Kristin Vietti
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-328-6336
Cell: 775-895-0027

"The WCDF was placed on a precautionary lockdown this evening for a report of a gunshot fire in the area of our facility. While the lockdown has been lifted, the safety and security of inmates and our community is always my number one priority," said Sheriff Balaam. "The WCDF is secure tonight, and moving forward, the WCSO stands ready to work with and assist the Reno Police Department in investigating tonight's call."


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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