This is not legal advice. This is only information discussing how to contact law enforcement agencies in Nevada. Please consult a lawyer for legal advice about a particular legal question or issue you may have.

If you're filing a report with a law enforcement agency, you should do so promptly after an incident. If your incident involves a law enforcement agency not mentioned on this list, you can call that agency to ask for details on how to file a complaint against an officer.

If you believe your rights have been violated a police officer, contact us.

REPORT A CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION

1. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Q.Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
A.

You can file a complaint online through the Internal Affairs Bureau.

You can file a complaint online through the Citizens Review Board. The CRB will not review incidents that are more than a year old.

The Citizen Review Board is also available by phone at 702-455-6322 and in person. They are open Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and closed Fridays.

330 S. 3rd St.

Ste. 670

Las Vegas, NV 89101

 

2. North Las Vegas Police Department

Q.North Las Vegas Police Department
A.

There are two types of complaints that you can file against a North Las Vegas Police Officer. You can file an informal or a formal complaint. An informal complaint will be handled by the officer’s supervisor, and if the allegations are serious enough, the supervisor will refer it to the Internal Affairs Office. A formal complaint will go directly to Internal Affairs.

There are two ways to file a complaint against an NLVPD officer.

By Phone

Call the NLVPD’s office at (702) 633-9111 and ask for the Internal Affairs Office. Tell them you want to file an informal complaint. Tell them the name of the officer and what happened.

In Person

Go to one of the NLVPD area commands and ask for a complaint brochure and form.

The two area commands offices are located at:

2332 Las Vegas Blvd N #200

North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Phone: (702) 633-9111

 

3755 W. Washburn Road

North Las Vegas, NV 89031

Phone: (702) 633-1017

3. Henderson Police Department

Q.Henderson Police Department
A.

There are three ways to file a complaint with the Henderson Police Department.

In Person

You can go to any police station during business hours and file a complaint against an officer.

The three stations are located at:

223 Lead St.

Henderson, NV 89015

 

225 E. Sunset Rd.

Henderson, NV 89011

 

300 S. Green Valley Parkway

Henderson, NV 89012

By Phone

You can call the main number, 702-267-5000, and tell the operator that you wish to speak to someone in the Internal Affairs Office because you want to file a complaint. 

By Mail

You can write a letter addressed to the Internal Affairs office detailing the incident. You should include as much information in your letter as possible. It is possible to file an anonymous complaint. The letter should be addressed as:

Attention: Internal Affairs Office

Henderson Police Department

P.O. Box 95050

Henderson, NV 89009

4. Reno Police Department

Q.Reno Police Department
A.

Complaints can be filed with the Internal Affairs Office. If the complaint is made directly to a supervisor, it will be discussed at that time. If the complaint is made online, Internal Affairs will contact the complainant by phone to complete the process. If the complaint is submitted by mail, an interview will be scheduled and conducted by Internal Affairs personnel.

 

There are four ways to file a complaint with the Reno Police Department

In Person

You can go to the Internal Affairs Office or to any police building. Ask to speak with a supervisor and tell them you want to file a complaint about an officer.

Internal Affairs Department at City Hall

1 East First Street, Suite 1111

Reno, NV 89502

By Phone

Call the Internal Affairs Office at 775-334-2106, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Online

Go to the Reno Police Department's Internal Affairs webpage. Download one of the PDF forms, and email the completed from to iaconcerns@reno.gov. 

By Mail

Write a letter to the Chief of Police describing what happened in as much detail as possible. The letter should be addressed as: 

Reno Police Department

P. O. Box 1900

Reno, NV. 89505

5. Washoe County Sheriff’s Office

Q.Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
A.

There are three ways to file a complaint with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

In Person

You can go to any police station during business hours and file a complaint against an officer. 

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office

911 Parr Blvd.

Reno, NV 89512

By Phone

Call the main number 775-328-3001 and tell the operator that you wish to file a complaint. 

Online

You can file a complaint online.

6. Carson City Sheriff's Office

Q.Carson City Sheriff's Office
A.

The Carson City Sheriff's Office does not accept complaints via telephone, mail, or Internet. In order to file a complaint you must fill out a complaint form and hand it in personally.

You can go to the Sheriff's Office and file a complaint/report with the front counter service technician. If you go to the Sheriff's Office after front counter hours, you can pick up the brown telephone in the lobby for assistance. This phone rings directly into dispatch non-emergency.

911 East Musser St.

Carson City, NV 89701

If you are unable to go to the Sheriff’s office, you can call dispatch at 775-887-2677 and request that a deputy come to you.