At 17,203 square miles, Elko County is the 2nd largest county in Nevada
and the 4th largest in the United States (not counting the Alaska boroughs)
and it is bordered by both Utah and Idaho. The county has an estimated
population base of 51,216 which is up from the 48,818 people according
to the 2010 census. The county has a large transient population as it is
the hub for the gold mines and other natural resources in the area. It
also has a large ranching community being home to some of the largest
ranches in the state.
The County Sheriff’s Office headed by Sheriff Jim Pitts, consists of a team
of committed and talented staff serving the citizens of Elko County with
honor, courage and integrity.
The Sheriff’s Office is made up of an elected sheriff, an appointed
undersheriff, 2 operation Lieutenants, 1 detention Lieutenant, 4 patrol
sergeants, 3 detention sergeants, 1 Detective Sergeant, 3 detectives, 1
part time detective, 24 operation deputies and 14 detention deputies, 4
control room technicians, 1 animal control person, and 10 support
The Sheriff’s Office is the largest Law enforcement agency in Elko County
providing law enforcement for the City Of Wells and unincorporated
community of Spring Creek, Jackpot, Montello, and Ruby Valley.
Our Mission is to proactively build and strengthen community partnerships
and reduce the fear of crime through the delivery of high quality, efficient
and consistent services to all county businesses, residents and visitors in a professional manner.
The Elko County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to protecting and serving the
citizens of the county with professionalism and pride.