Washoe County Sheriff's Department
Nov 15, 2021
Sheriff Darin Balaam
Washoe County Sheriff's Department

Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as Sheriff of Washoe County, taking the oath of office on January 7, 2019.

Sheriff Balaam’s career includes over 21 years at the Sheriff’s Office, where he’s held every rank from Deputy Sheriff to Assistant Sheriff. His experience encompasses all three bureaus: Operations, Detention and Administration.

Sheriff Balaam is committed to attacking the opioid crisis, combatting sex trafficking in our community, and continuing to enhance mental health services for inmates. A proponent of community policing, Balaam is dedicated to proactively addressing the root cause(s) of crime.