For Immediate Release
PR #:2000099
Date Issued:Aug 17, 2020 - 3:51pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office to hire, assign two more deputies to Incline Village thanks to generous grant

CONTACT:Sarah Johns
911 Parr Blvd
Reno, NV. 89512
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam is pleased to announce two more Motor Unit deputies will be assigned to Incline Village beginning September 1, 2020, and for three years, thanks to a seven-figure grant from Dave and Cheryl Duffield.

The Incline Traffic Motor Unit Grant from Dave and Cheryl Duffield funds the motorcycle deputies’ salaries and benefits between September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2023. The grant also purchases new, fully equipped law enforcement Harley Davidson motorcycles as well as a winter vehicle. The grant amount is not to exceed $1,089,090.44.

This first of its kind grant for the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is a trial, which may be renewed if found to be successful.  It does require the Office to create two new full-time employee positions.

“Having patrolled Incline Village myself, I understand the needs of our community members there,” said Sheriff Balaam. “Dave and Cheryl Duffield have always been tremendous stewards of our community. Thanks to their commitment to law enforcement, our Office will be able to meet the expectations of Incline Village.”

The Duffields, of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, are long-time benefactors of companion animal causes, education initiatives and veteran services.


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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