Police Department History & Information
City of Elko was incorporated by an Act of the Legislature
of the State of Nevada March 14, 1917. At that time a Police
Supervisor, W.R. Mayer was appointed to be the executive officer
of his department and had under his special charge the enforcement
of all police regulations. June 2, 1917, George Cotant was
unanimously appointed City Marshall and J.C. Doughty was unanimously
appointed Police Judge for the City of Elko, both with a monthly
salary of $1. each.
on this date, F.H. Sutton was appointed Night Watchman with
a monthly salary of $100. Our department currently has a total
of 44 employees. Of these 44 employees, 39 are sworn officers. Of those 39 sworn officers 27 are assigned to the Patrol Division, 5 are assigned to the Detective Unit, 3 are in Special assignments i.e. the Juvenile Crime Task Force and the Narcotics Task Force. The final 4 sworn officers are the Administrative staff.
Elko Police Department supports a Police
Athletic League for the youth of our community which has
grown from 100 to 1800 children presently involved in the
basketball and volleyball programs.
Elko Police Department is a professional and progressive law
enforcement agency that is continually moving forward. We
are always looking for opportunities to improve training,
education, technology and equipment for our staff.