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Community Action and Outreach


Mission Statement

We proudly serve the public by keeping them informed about issues pertaining to law enforcement, educating them about crime prevention, and facilitating a partnership between our community and the Reno Police Department.

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Citizens Police Academy: Open to residents throughout Washoe County, the Truckee Meadows Citizens Police Academy shows citizens how police officers and deputies are trained for the challenges of a career in law enforcement, as well as the many disciplines and skills in which they must be proficient.

Community Presentations: The Reno Police Department offers quality presentations on a variety of topics to community groups, schools, businesses, and other organizations.

Neighborhood Watch: Learn more about the Neighborhood Watch program and how you can form a planning committee.

Ride-Along Program: The Reno Police Department has a Ride-Along program that allows citizens to accompany a police officer in a patrol car while he or she is working. 

About Our Outreach Programs

The Reno Police Department offers several programs that keep our citizens safe and educate them about police services. 

Recruit hopefuls completes push-ups at physical testing.

Citizens can learn about the Reno Police Department by attending our Citizens Police Academy, usually offered each Fall and Spring for 12 weeks. Also, Reno businesses and organizations can request presentations in several areas of law enforcement and crime prevention to educate both citizens and employees. Some presentations are available for children, to familiarize them with what police officers do, and to educate them and help them to avoid dangerous and negative situations.

Citizens Police Academy attendee learns about gun safety.
The Department can help citizens establish a Neighborhood Watch if this program meets the needs of their area.

The Department offers several special events, including the Cops and Kids Picnic, held in cooperation with the Truckee Meadows Boys and Girls Club, and the annual Christmas Bike Give-Away Children's Program.

Kids visit with K-9 and handler at Cops and Kids PicnicSWAT member shows truck at Open House.

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