The Patrol Division of the Winnemucca Police Department provides uniformed officer response to a wide variety of situations.  The Patrol Division is our first responder resource for incidents such as traffic accidents, domestic disturbances, batteries, property crimes, neighborhood disturbances and many other situations.  The Patrol Division is staffed 24/7, 365 days per year - even on holidays.  So, when a citizen needs assistance, an Officer is quick to respond to their needs. 


In addition to responding to calls for service, Patrol Officers complete the investigative function on cases that detectives do not have the resources to pursue.  These include many misdemeanor cases that require further investigation such as thefts, batteries, embezzlement and many others. 

Patrol Officers are given the opportunity to participate in many collateral assignments.  Officers are selected for collateral assignments based on a competitive process consisting of  personal interest in the assignment, previous performance, and/or specific knowledge/abilities.


The following is a list of collateral assignments that Patrol Officers can participate in:

  • Field Training Officer
  • D.A.R.E.
  • Background Investigator
  • Motorcycle Patrol
  • Bike Patrol
  • SWAT Team Member
  • Inter-Agency Trainers