Police Department

The Elko Police Department was established in 1917 following the city's incorporation. At the point of its founding, the city employed only two police personnel. As of today, the Elko Police Department has expanded significantly, with a total of 56 staff members, comprising 45 sworn law enforcement officers and 11 civilian employees. The Elko Police Department jurisdiction covers 17.6 square miles and accommodates a population exceeding 20,000 residents. Our unwavering dedication is to safeguard our community and provide assistance to the residents and visitors of the City of Elko.

Mission Statement

We strive to provide consistent enforcement of all laws in a fair, firm, and professional manner to instill trust and build relationships with the community through problem-solving to safeguard life and property.


"Pride in Service"





Emergency 9-1-1
Non-Emergency Distpatch 775-777-7300
Police Station General 775-777-7310
Fax 775-738-1414
EMAIL:  epd@elkocitnv.gov