Police Chief Ty Trouten began his career with the Elko Police Department in 1997 as a Reserve Officer. In 1999 he became a full-time Police Officer, working a variety of assignments to include patrol, detectives, narcotics detective, tactical team, and administration.
Chief Trouten was promoted to Sergeant in 2007, overseeing the detective unit. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2009 overseeing the patrol and specialty team operations. Chief Trouten returned to the investigation division in 2017 as Captain, also overseeing the civilian division.
Chief Trouten holds an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Great Basin College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Charlotte West Virginia. He graduated from the 266th Session of the FBI National Academy in 2019.
Chief Trouten believes strongly in serving the community, both from within law enforcement and outside of law enforcement. He is a charter member of the local Great Basin Elks Lodge #1472, has worked to support Special Olympics, and the Elko Community Foundation.