Police Department

Police Chief


 Elko Police Chief Ben Reed has over 35 years’ experience working in all facets of municipal law enforcement  including Administration, Field Operations, and Detectives.

 Chief Reed has extensive training and field experience in leadership, incident command, emergency  management, community oriented policing, field supervision and personnel management.  He has  supervised or commanded various specialized units to include patrol operations, property crimes  detectives,  major crimes detectives, drug and narcotics task force, computer crimes task force, records,  property and  evidence, training, personnel and promotions, fleet, defensive tactics, honor guard, police  canines, police  explorers, anti-terrorism, police cadets, and emergency services.

 Chief Reed was sworn in as Police Chief of the Elko, Nevada Police Department on October 22, 2013.  His goals are to provide strong ethical leadership, provide modern police management, utilize community oriented policing techniques, institute nationally recognized best practices, and provide a high level of law enforcement service to the citizens and visitors of Elko, Nevada.