Storey County PO Box 176 Virginia City, NV 89440

Patrol & Investigations

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
Deputies patrol all areas of Storey County and have jurisdiction to act in any area of the county. Calls to 911 are routed to the county dispatch center and assigned to the appropriate deputy.

The Storey County Sheriff's Office assigns deputies to patrol designated districts of the county to ensure complete law enforcement coverage. Traffic safety, emergency response, criminal investigations, and animal control are all responsibilities deputies are in charge of during their patrol.

Pursuant to Nevada law, the Sheriff is the ex-officio coroner. Deputy Sheriff’s are deputy coroners. In this capacity the Sheriff and deputies are charged with determining the manner and cause of deaths within the county and ensuring the deceased and any property is secure until it can be released to the appropriate party.


Deputies assigned to the Investigations Division generally handle more serious or in-depth investigations. This may be from the onset of the investigation, or a case may be assigned to them following the initial investigation by a patrol deputy.

All members of the Storey County Sheriff’s Office are responsible for building and maintaining positive community relations with our residents, holding to the principle of Sir Robert Peel that: “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police, the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”