number of contributors to this site's message board and opinion poll
have mentioned they don't feel very safe in downtown Reno, especially
at night. This page was built with the help of Sergeant Jeff Partyka
of the Reno PD's Downtown Enforcement Team to address your concerns.
If you have a concern about your safety in downtown Reno, you can
place a message on the Visitreno.com
Message Board and Sgt. Jeff Partyka of the Downtown Enforcement
Team will help you with a reply.
Downtown Enforcement Team, Horse Mounted Unit, Reserve Officer
Program, Homeless Evaluation Liaison Program and River Patrol are
all under the Reno Police Department's Downtown Division. This Division
is under the command of Deputy Chief Ondra Berry with Lieutenant
The Reno Police Downtown Enforcement Team are innovative problem
solvers who are committed to working together with the downtown
community to create an environment that suppresses and discourages
Police Officer is normally limited to uniformed foot patrols
to promote positive interactions with citizens, business owners,
and tourists. Foot patrol officers serve as a network to exchange
information among property owners, regular officers, tourists, and
other concerned individuals. Enforcement activities such as making
arrests and issuing citations will be minimal to ensure foot officers
remain visible and on the street. The Reno Police Department provides
successful applicants with required uniforms, a firearm, and other
equipment as determined by the department. Foot patrol officers
work under the direct supervision of a police sergeant.
For more information
on these programs, please visit the Reno
Police Department's site
note: All the graphics on this page were stolen from the City of
Reno's website (with permission, of course).