Storey County PO Box 176 Virginia City, NV 89440

Crime & Prevention

Michael S. Cullen

Sheriff's Office Main Office
205 S. C St.
P.O. Box 498
Virginia City, NV 89440

Sheriff's Office Substation
420 Canyon Way
Lockwood, NV 89434

Detention Center
911 State Route 341
Virginia City, NV 89440

Emergency: 911
Main Office: 775-847-0959
Fax: 775-847-0924
Substation: 775-342-0950
Detention: 775-847-0929

Staff Directory
When a crime happens, the Storey County Sheriff's Office will be there. But our goal is to help prevent the crime from occurring in the first place. One way we can work towards that goal is by working together to fight and put a stop to crime! Citizen efforts play an instrumental role in crime prevention.

The following suggestions are provided to give your family, friends, and neighbors ideas for preventing crimes in their homes, businesses and general community.

Tips for Increasing Safety

The following tips may help you increase the security of your home and/or office while you are away from the property:

  • Register on the Storey County Sheriff’s Office Business and Vacation watch list.
  • Lock all windows and doors.
  • Stop mail and cancel all deliveries or ask someone to place mail and deliveries inside the property.
  • Make sure the property looks occupied, not empty.
  • Put an automatic timer on several lights.
  • If you’ll be gone for an extended period of time, ask someone to maintain your property. Nothing says “vacant” like accumulated, unshoveled snow or overgrown grass.
  • Leave a key with someone you trust.
  • Consider storing valuables, and an extra property key, in a safe deposit box.