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 your incident involves a law enforcement agency not mentioned on this list, you can call the agency for details on how to file a complaint against an officer.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Metro)

You can file a complaint about excessive use of force by a Metro police officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Citizen Review Board. If the Review Board finds your complaint credible it may forward the complaint to the Internal Affairs Division at Metro and you may have to testify against the officer.


There are four ways to contact the Citizen Review Board:

  • In Person:
 
    • You can visit the Citizen Review Board’s Office and fill out a complaint in person.They are open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
      • 330 S. 3rd Street, Suite 670
        Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Online
    • Visit the Citizen Review Board's website at www.citizenreviewboard.com and click on the link at the bottom of the page to view instructions and the complaint form. You can print out the complaint form, fill it out and then mail to the address listed above.
  • By Phone: (702) 455-6322
    • If you wish to speak with someone before you file a complaint, you can call the Citizen Review Board at (702) 455-6322 and tell them about your situation.
  • E-mail: 
CRBInfo@ClarkCountyNV.gov

 

North Las Vegas Police Department

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: (702) 633-9111
    • 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, ask for a complaint brochure and fill out the complaint form inside. The two area commands offices are located at:
      • 1301 E. Lake Mead Boulevard
        North Las Vegas, NV 89030
        Phone: (702) 633-9111
      • 3755 W. Washburn Road

        North Las Vegas, NV 89031
        Phone: (702) 633-1017

 

Henderson Police Department

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 two stations are located at: 
      • 223 Lead Street
        Henderson, NV 89015
      • 300 S. Green Valley Parkway
        Henderson, NV 89012
  • By Phone: (702) 267-5000
    • 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 address as: 
      • Attention: Internal Affairs Office
        Henderson Police Department
        P.O. Box 95050
        
Henderson, NV 89009

 

Reno Police Department

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: (775) 334-2106

    • Call the Internal Affairs Office at (775) 334-2106, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm. 
  • Online:

  • By Mail:

    • Write a letter to the Chief of Police describing what happened in as much detail as possible. Try to give officer names or car numbers. The letter should be addressed as: 
      • Attention: Chief of Police
        Reno Police Department
        455 E. 2nd Street
        
Reno, NV 89502

Washoe County Sheriff's Office

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 Boulevard
        Reno, NV 89512
  • By Phone: (775) 328-3001
    • Call the main number (775) 328-3001 and tell the operator that you wish to file a complaint. 
  • Online:

 

Carson City Sheriff's Office

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.

There is one way to file a complaint with the Carson City Sheriff's Office:

  • In Person:
    • 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 Street
        Carson City NV 89701
    • 
If you are unable to go to the Sheriff’s office, you can call dispatch at (775) 887-2020 ext. 41900 and request that a deputy come to you.

 

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.

Updated 12/30/2013

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