INCLINE VILLAGE (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has made plans to enhance the Resident Deputy Program in Incline Village.
After more than half a year of planning and preparation, two Washoe County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies and their families are now full-time residents of the community in which they serve, joining Deputy Paul Longshore who has been a resident Deputy in Incline for 15 years.
Undersheriff Tim Kuzanek said that he has been working towards rebuilding the Resident Deputy program since he was first appointed AS Undersheriff in early July of 2013.
“My personal experience taught me that when you work, play, shop and raise a family alongside the people you serve, you are able to provide better service,” Undersheriff Kuzanek said. “I have never forgotten that lesson. And I have never forgotten our commitment to the residents of Incline Village.”
During the recent economic crisis, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office had to make difficult decisions that impacted all areas of operation. Even though 24-hour-patrols were maintained in Incline Village and the Incline Village Substation remained open, the office was not able to assign more than one Resident Deputy.
“At the time I was appointed Undersheriff the economic crisis was starting to ease and I felt it was important to start looking for the resources necessary to create a more robust resident deputy program in Incline,” Undersheriff Kuzanek said. “Working in partnership with the community, we were successful. I’m very pleased to announce that, as of this month, we have two more Deputies, Noah Boyer and Cecil Courtney in residence in Incline Village.”
In conjunction with reinstating resident Deputies, the Sheriff’s Office is also in the process of upgrading the Incline Village Substation. After 50 years of non-stop operation, the substation is getting a well deserved floor-to-ceiling make over. The Sheriff’s Office is planning a public house once the work is completed sometime later this summer.