Elko County Sheriff's Office
775 W Silver Street
Elko, NV 89801
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- Law Enforcement
- Search and Rescue
- Civil Process
- County Business Licensing
- Canine Services
- Emergency Management
- Citizen Corps/Auxillary
Fundraisers We Support
- Special Olympics
- Shop with a Cop
- Cops and Burgers
- National Night Out
Hours of OperationSheriff's Administration M-F 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Elko County Jail Open 24 hours per day
We operate substations in Spring Creek, Wells, Wendover and Jackpot which do not have normal business hours.
The Elko County Sheriff's Office was established on June 26, 1869. The Sheriff's Office has evolved since that time to a full service, professional law enforcement organization that is dedicated to provide patrol, correctional, civil process and concealed weapons services.
At 17,203 square miles, Elko County is the 2nd largest county in Nevada and the 4th largest in the United States (not counting the Alaska boroughs) and it is bordered by both Utah and Idaho. The county has an estimated population base of 51,216 which is up from the 48,818 people according to the 2010 census. The county has a large transient population as it is the hub for the gold mines and other natural resources in the area. It also has a large ranching community being home to some of the largest ranches in the state.
The County Sheriff’s Office headed by Sheriff Jim Pitts, consists of a team of committed and talented staff serving the citizens of Elko County with honor, courage and integrity.
The Sheriff’s Office is made up of an elected sheriff, an appointed undersheriff, 2 operation Lieutenants, 1 detention Lieutenant, 4 patrol sergeants, 3 detention sergeants, 1 Detective Sergeant, 3 detectives, 1part time detective, 24 operation deputies and 14 detention deputies, 4 control room technicians, 1 animal control person, and 10 support personnel.
The Sheriff’s Office is the largest Law enforcement agency in Elko County providing law enforcement for the City Of Wells and unincorporated community of Spring Creek, Jackpot, Montello, and Ruby Valley.
In addition, the Sheriff's Office also has regulatory duties and collects gaming, liquor license and County business licenses. The County Commission has designated the Sheriff as the County Emergency Manager as well. The Sheriff is the County Coroner by statute and also has the responsibility for all search and rescue missions within the County.
We'll Impress YouLEADERSHIP DIRECTION STATEMENT
The Office of the Sheriff is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure Elko County. We accomplish this through community commitment, effective leadership and the use of current technologies. We strive to serve the citizens of the County in a professional manner which encourages their respect and builds their trust.
The employees of the Sheriff’s Office are a dedicated and hard working team who put the needs of the public first. We collaborate with our law enforcement partners and community leaders to increase public awareness. With our partners, we identify and solve community problems with the goals of reducing and eliminating crime.
Mission StatementCORE VAULES
The Elko County Sheriff's Office strives for excellence through the core values of Honesty, Integrity, Dedication and Courage.
Improve and Enhance the use of Technology
Develope a Long Range Plan for Facilities Expansion
Improve Professional Services
Enhance our Crime Prevention and Crime Reduction Strategies