Storey County PO Box 176 Virginia City, NV 89440


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
Have you ever been curious what a deputy does? What other positions help run law enforcement in Storey County? Here’s your opportunity to get to know Storey County’s Sheriff's Office. And, if you’re interested in joining our team, browse through our current openings.


As the head of the law enforcement agency, the Sheriff directs the Storey County Sheriff's Office in all activities pertaining to the protection of life and property of county residents, visitors, and businesses. The Sheriff is an elected official and manages a staff of 28 paid employees, 12 volunteer employees, and a fleet of approximately 15 marked and unmarked vehicles.

The Sheriff develops and implements plans, policies, and service programs; they also supervise staff in enforcing the directives of the office.

Assistant Sheriff

This position oversees and provides guidance and support to:

  • Civil Division
  • Detention Facility
  • Patrol Sergeants
  • Records Division
The Assistant Sheriff also provides statistical data to the Sheriff for strategic planning and assists with administrative duties, such as budget, policy formation, enforcement, and scheduling.

This is a uniformed position that fills in where needed in the patrol and detention divisions.

  • Assistant Sheriff Eric Kern


The Storey County Sheriff’s Office Sergeants oversee the day to day activities of deputies in the Patrol, Investigative, and Detention Divisions. They:

  • Conduct uniform and vehicle inspections
  • Correct and approve reports
  • Provide guidance and assistance to deputies as needed
  • Respond to calls for services


  • Sergeant Joe Welch, Patrol Division
  • Sergeant Brooke Beaumont, Patrol Division
  • Sergeant John Michael Mendoza, Detention Division


Storey County deputies are the backbone of the agency. Most of the deputies are specifically tasked to:

  • Apprehend violators
  • Assist citizens as needed while maintaining the professionalism and integrity our county deserves
  • Patrol the county
  • Prevent and detect criminal acts
Their goal is to provide the safest environment possible for our citizens and visitors. Some deputies are assigned to the jail. This is a specifically taxing assignment because these deputies have the responsibility to provide for the constant care and custody of those individuals incarcerated in the county jail.

Administrative Assistant

This position is responsible for a wide array of functions to ensure the Sheriff’s Business Office runs smoothly. Duties include:

  • Ordering supplies
  • Paying bills
  • Processing work cards
  • Records processing and retention
The Storey County Sheriff's Office Administrative Assistant fulfills a vital role in maintaining the administrative functions of the Sheriff’s Office.