The Nevada Sheriffs’ & Chiefs’ Association was formed in 1953 as a professional, social, nonprofit Association dedicated to the cooperation and understanding of all law enforcement agencies in the State of Nevada in order to provide law enforcement services of the highest professional quality to the citizens of the State of Nevada. The Association was formed to encourage fellowship between law enforcement agencies and to promote charitable and educational interests.
The membership of the NvSCA are passionate about what we're doing. With the challenges facing law enforcement on a daily basis, we look to employ the best personnel possible within our respective agencies and to be on the forefront of public safety to the people we serve.
The backbone of each agency are the volunteers who support the vision and the mission of public service. We can help you become a part of that mission in your community by volunteering with your local law enforcement agency.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Pershing County Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 147
Lovelock, NV 89419
Chief of Police
North Las Vegas Police Department
3525 W. Cheyenne Ave.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
911 Parr Boulevard
Reno, NV 89512
NV Dept. of Corrections
P.O. Box 7011
Carson City, NV 89702
P.O. Box 17971
Reno, NV 89511
The State of Nevada, Department of Public Safety, Records, Communication and Compliance Division is doing everything possible to mitigate the danger of the COVID-19 virus while still maintaining the Point of Contact (POC) Firearms Unit.
The volume of calls received through the Nevada State phone system has increased exponentially due to the COVID-19 situation. State phone lines include many state entities such as law enforcement agencies, health agencies, the unemployment agency as well as the Point of Contact (POC) Firearms Unit. You can imagine the volume of calls coming in for all of those resources. In addition we've had multiple robo-calls that have significantly contributed to locking up the phone system.
The POC Firearms Unit, which conducts background checks for firearm transfers, and keeps some federal data bases up to date with Nevada information, has been working diligently to process all requests. The POC Unit is responding to the increased volume of background check requests, and is making every effort to complete the requests in a timely manner, while continuing the priority of conducting thorough and comprehensive background checks for the safety of all Nevadans.
The Department of Public Safety POC Unit has all available staff working overtime to assist in conducting the necessary research for each request. The call in line is open from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., and the staff continues to work daily past the regular 6 p.m. close time to answer all calls on hold and process background requests that have been faxed in. Fax in requests are also an option and the requests are processed during normal business hours as quickly as possible. We thank all FFL gun store owners and their staff and customers for their continued patience.
Information obtained from Nevada DPS, RCCD March 20, 2020.
Nevada Sheriffs' and Chiefs' Association
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