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Reno Police Department Command Staff
Photo of Deputy Chief RobinsonDeputy Chief Tom Robinson, Administration and Support Division
Office Telephone: 775-334-2197 Email: askrpd@reno.gov

Professional Biography: Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Reno.  Robinson also completed Gonzaga University’s Servant Leadership program, Cornell University’s Executive Leadership Program and is a graduate of the Police Executive Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).

 

Robinson grew up in this area, attended local schools and graduated from Reed High School.   He comes from a law enforcement family.

Robinson started his career with the Reno Police Department in 1995 as a Reserve Police Officer and was later hired as a full-time Officer in 1996.  Robinson has worked in and supervised a variety of assignments throughout his career to include:  Patrol, the Community Action Team (Gang Unit), SWAT Team, Police Training Officer Program, Traffic Division, Special Events, and Internal Affairs.

As a lifelong member of this area, Robinson has a deep respect and appreciation for this Community and all it has to offer.  His priority is to keep the Reno Police Department committed to being a model in policing excellence while continuing to add value to our Community.


CL2_5419Deputy Chief Mac Venzon, Operations Division
Office Telephone: 775-334-3849 Email: askrpd@reno.gov

Professional Biography: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Reno. Venzon is currently enrolled in the Justice Management Master’s Program at the University of Nevada. Venzon was recognized as the 2011 Staff Member of the Year by the Human Services Network of Northern Nevada.

Venzon spent most of his formative years in the Reno/Sparks area graduating from Reed High School. 

Venzon started his career with the Reno Police Department in 1997. Venzon has worked in and supervised a variety of assignments throughout his career to include: the Regional Street Enforcement Team (SET), Reno-Sparks Law Enforcement Academy Staff Officer, and the Patrol Division.

As an avid outdoorsman, Venzon appreciates all that the Community has to offer and is dedicated to making our Community the safest and best place in which to visit and live.
Photo of Commander Shannon WieckingCommander Shannon Wiecking, Administration and Support Division
Office Telephone: 775-334-2421 Email: askrpd@reno.gov

Professional Biography: Bachelor's of Science in Recreation Administration - Community and Private Enterprise from California State University at Chico and 2007 graduate of Senior Management Institute for Police.

Wiecking grew up in Oregon, Washington, and California before coming to Nevada in the early 1990's. She began her career as a Reno Police officer in 1993. Wiecking has supervised a variety of assignments throughout her career including: Patrol, Regional Gang Unit, Regional Street Enforcement Team, K-9, Detectives, and the Community Action Officer Unit. She is a current Reno Police Supervisory/Administrative Employees Board member. She has received the Nevada Women's Role Model of the Year Award and the Reno Police Department Lifesaving Award.

Wiecking has instructed in a variety of subjects related to law enforcement including but not limited to CPTED, COPS+, Racial Profiling, Field Force, Limited English Proficiency, Restorative Justice, Domestic Violence, Diversity, and Weaponless Defense.

Wiecking is proud to be a member of this diverse community. She is committed to working with all members of our community to build relationships and create a partnership that promotes public safety.
 

Cmdr Rob VanDiest Commander Rob VanDiest, Operations Division
Office Telephone: 775-334-2221
Email: askrpd@reno.gov
 

Professional Biography:  Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Nevada Reno

 

VanDiest grew up in southern California and Winnemucca, Nevada. In June of 1989, he was hired as a police officer with the Winnemucca, Nevada Police Department. In December 1993, he was hired by the Reno Police Department. VanDiest has worked in a variety of uniform assignments including patrol, Downtown Enforcement Team, and K9. VanDiest has been a force-on-force trainer, DARE instructor, police training officer, and sergeant training officer.

 

VanDiest enjoys photography and is a private pilot. He is dedicated to the continued vision of the Reno Police Department to be completely integrated into our community.  He also promotes professionalism and dedication to service.

 

 

Pincolini, BridgetAdministrative Services Manager Bridget Pincolini, Administrative Services Division
Office Telephone: 775-334-3848  Email: askrpd@reno.gov

Professional Biography: Master’s in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada Reno. Pincolini is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum (2010), and received a certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University (2011). Pincolini is a graduate of the Leadership Reno Sparks class of 2012.

 

 

After fifteen years in the banking industry, Pincolini was hired by the Reno Police Department in 1998 to develop a grants management program, and later assumed responsibility for the police department’s budget and fiscal affairs.

 

 

In March 2009, she was promoted to Administrative Services Manager, with continued responsibility for the budget and fiscal affairs of the Department, as well as management of the non-sworn divisions of the Department to include: Payroll, Accounting, Supplies, Grants Management, Evidence, Fleet, and the Records & Identification Division.

 

During her career with the City, she has also instructed Diversity and Leadership training, revised the annual employee evaluation process to include the Department’s Core values of respect, integrity, fairness, and service, and has been involved in several committees to promote succession and strategic planning for the Department. Pincolini is a fourth generation Nevadan and is committed to promoting the safety and quality of life for the citizens of the Truckee Meadows Community.

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