CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS
Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit 775-657-4601
The Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit investigates sexually based crimes against adults and juveniles, child abuse, neglect and endangerment. Specialized members of the unit are dedicated to providing the utmost in professional investigative services to the victims of these crimes in a sensitive and compassionate manner with respect for the rights of both the victims and those accused.
Robbery/Homicide Unit 775-334-2188
The responsibilities of this unit are to investigate all major crimes against persons to include: robbery, battery and assault with a deadly weapon and with substantial bodily harm, murders, manslaughter (non-traffic-related), questionable deaths, mayhem, kidnapping, and major cold cases. The types of crimes this unit investigates can be traumatic and life altering for the victim and victim's family. The Robbery/Homicide Unit is dedicated to these individuals and investigates each case thoroughly and in a timely manner to help bring closure to the people involved. A main goal of the Robbery/Homicide Unit is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Reno by arresting and convicting the dangerous felons responsible for these crimes.
Misdemeanor/Family Crimes Unit 775-334-2134
The Misdemeanor/Family Crimes Unit is committed to the aggressive prosecution of misdemeanor crimes committed within the City of Reno. The Unit works to impact public policy, increase public awareness, and develop community-based responses to domestic violence to effect an overall reduction of other criminal behavior. The Misdemeanor/Family Crimes Unit works closely with the department’s victim advocates to provide service and support to victims. The Detectives strive to maintain the family as a unit, while effectively working to break the cycle of family violence.
Missing Persons Division 775-321-8372
The Reno Police Department Missing Persons Division is responsible for assisting local police agencies in coordinating, investigating and responding to reporting parties on cases involving missing persons, runaway children, and unidentified living or deceased individuals. Please visit the Missing Persons web page for additional information. If you have information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals, please call (775) 321-8372 or email the Missing Persons Division at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you believe that someone you know is missing, please contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2550 to initiate a missing persons report.
Victim Services Unit 775-657-4519
Our Mission: We proudly serve victims of crime, treating them with respect and dignity while responding to their needs and concerns. We educate victims of crime on their rights and are committed to providing the most professional, empowering advocacy possible while assessing each case on an individual basis. Please visit the Victim Services Unit pages for detailed information.
CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY
Auto Theft Unit 775-334-2140
"An auto theft occurs every 26 seconds in the United States!" (National Insurance Crime Bureau) The Auto Theft Unit investigates crimes involving the theft of automobiles, trucks, boats, and motorcycles and strives to efficiently respond to these problems and effectively continue to decrease this type of crime.
Vehicle Security (English / Spanish)
Move It or Lose It (Vehicle Burglary Prevention)
Vehicle Awareness Cards
Vehicle Theft Inserts
Burglary Unit 775-334-2144
The Burglary Unit investigates and strives to identify and arrest burglary suspects and recover property taken in burglaries and thefts of various types, including both commercial and residential burglary crimes as well as general theft and larceny. Click here for the Reporting Guidelines for Pawn Shops and Second Hand Stores.
Financial/Computer Crimes Unit 775-334-2107
The Financial/Computer Crimes Unit is charged with the duties of investigating a wide variety of major white-collar crimes including: identity theft, fraud, embezzlement, forgery, computer crime, as well as check and credit card offenses. They also investigate elder finance abuse. The Financial Crimes/Computer Unit works closely with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as banks, credit card companies, and other financial institutions.
Crime Analysis Unit 775-334-2181
The mission of the Crime Analysis Unit is to support the operations and the administration of the department by carefully reviewing and analyzing all the local crime data to identify patterns, hot spots, and trends. Information is at the heart of this unit. The Unit provides investigative officers with information necessary to identify criminal offenders and supports community policing and crime prevention programs by supplying information to produce Neighborhood Crime Statistics.