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Winnemucca Police Department Website


A new link has been added to our web page.

  "VineLink" is explained as follows:  The Nevada VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender's custody status changes.  The VINE toll-free number for the Nevada VINE system is (888) 268-8463.  This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status.

You can find the link by opening up the "Police Department" tab on the main page of the City's website or by clicking here on VINELink.  Please call the Winnemucca Police Department at 623-6396 if you have any questions about this link.


The new Winnemucca Police Department building located at 500 E. Winnemucca Blvd., (775) 623-6396

Since 1917, the Winnemucca Police Department has aimed to improve the quality of life for all citizens of Winnemucca by administrating programs which prevent, investigate, solve and ultimately decrease crime.  While reducing crime benefits everyone in the community, the Winnemucca Police Department's aim is to maintain a high quality of life for those calling Winnemucca their home.  The Winnemucca Police Department strives to achieve its mission through a dedication to open, honest communication, professionalism, community education, creative problem solving and recognition of the community's needs.  The men and women of the Winnemucca Police Department take pride in the service provided to the residents and visitors to our city.  The Officers and Staff of the Winnemucca Police Department are dedicated to providing the highest quality public safety and law enforcement services to people who live, work and play in the City of Winnemucca.



Chief of Police Thomas "Eric" Silva started with the Winnemucca Police Department on December 2, 1996.  Silva was promoted to the postion of Police Lieutenant on July 1, 2011, followed by his appointment as Chief of Police on September 5, 2011.


Winnemucca Police Department Deputy Chief William "Bill" D. Dalley was appointed to the department on September 5, 2011.  Captain Dalley came to the Winnemucca Police Department from the Humboldt County Sheriff's department.