Field Services

Trudy Darlington, Administrative Supervisor
Main Phone: (775) 328-3001, option 7

Effective March 16th, 2020: Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are closing our lobby until further notice.  The health and safety of our community and staff members are of utmost importance.


At this time all reports will be taken online only.  If you need to file a crime report, please file an online report here or call non-emergency dispatch at 775-785-9276.  If there is a crime in progress or an emergency, please call 911. 



Please be aware that if you have business at the Sheriff's Office we will have limited services.  For more information please contact Field Services at (775) 328-3001, option 7.



Field Services personnel are the initial point of contact for most visitors to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. They serve as the reception area for the agency, directing visitors and callers to the respective division. They also assist citizens in completing crime reports, ensuring that all relevant information is collected. They refer citizens to community resources in Washoe County as necessary.

As the population of Washoe County increased, the Sheriff’s Office recognized a need to utilize staff more efficiently. This resulted in training and using the Field Services personnel to support the Patrol Division in various field assignments including taking crime reports for cold crime incidents, conducting crime scene investigations, assisting during emergency situations and participating in community activities. This allows the Patrol Deputies to concentrate on incidents in progress and crime prevention activities.

During normal business hours, Field Services operates one of the Prescription Drug Round-Up locations sponsored by Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN).


For non-emergencies after hours, citizens should call 785-WCSO (9276)

Parr-Dandini Bridge Replacement Project 2020

U.S. 395 traffic will temporarily be detoured via Parr/Dandini Boulevard freeway ramps in the North Valleys the weekend of June 13 as the Nevada Department of Transportation begins replacing the Parr/Dandini Boulevard bridge over U.S. 395. Through freeway access will remain available on freeway ramps, but NDOT recommends motorists avoid the area or plan to detour. ... read more