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Safety Watch Q&A: Douglas County Sheriff's Office Answers Your Questions

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Douglas County Undersheriff Paul Howell is our guest in tonight's Safety Watch Q & A.

We posted on our Facebook page an opportunity for any of you to ask your own questions regarding safety concern in the southern end of the valley.

Todd Ramey wrote and said:

"Rare when I see a(n) officer in the Ranchos, other than on a call." What kind of patrolling policies do you have in the Ranchos area?

You have a very large area to cover, it's 738 square miles. What diverse challenge does your county face opposed to others?

What is the biggest thing you would like to see your office work on to get better? Are there things that people in the community can do to help that goal?


Douglas County is geographically located in western Nevada approximately 15 miles south of our state's capitol, Carson City. Within the county's 750 square miles, 50,000 residents have the opportunity to enjoy the south shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe, the very scenic and attractive agricultural land in Carson Valley, and the unlimited recreational opportunities that Topaz Lake offers.                                                                                    

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office serves as the county's only local law enforcement agency. There are a total of 122 people employed by our office that includes four divisions; administration, investigations, jail, and patrol. Our motto of "a tradition of service" represents our employee's commitment to serve the citizens of Douglas County and to those who visit.  

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