Incline Substation still in temporary location; New captain hopes for movement on Justice Center |

Incline Substation still in temporary location; New captain hopes for movement on Justice Center

The Incline Village Substation is temporarily located at 855 Alder Ave.
Robert Galloway/Tahoe Daily Tribune

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Incline Village Substation is currently running operations from a temporary location following a flood earlier this year that resulted in the need to move. 

“Due to recent flood damage at 625 Mount Rose Highway on March 10, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Incline Village Substation relocated to 855 Alder Avenue and currently has limited services,” said Substation Captain Blaine Beard. “All services will be restored in the coming weeks.” 

Services that are currently being provided at the station include work permits, fingerprinting, registering of felons and sex offenders, fingerprints for IVGID and Washoe County School District, childcare prints, business license prints, FOIA and case requests, and criminal history checks. 

Currently, Washoe County facilities and maintenance teams are working with contracts to repair damages from the flood at the substation, and based on projections for work being done, Beard hopes to be moving back into the substation by the end of May. 

“Of course, we will need one to two weeks in order to move back to that location and restore all technical necessities to full operation,” said Captain Beard. 

While the move has created several issues with maintaining uninterrupted services to Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Beard noted that the transition was smooth, effective, and timely due to the amazing work by his staff. 

“I would personally like to commend my Incline Village substation staff, both commissioned as civilian, as well as all Washoe County entities that immediately sprung into action,” said Beard. “I would additionally like to thank our new neighbors at the Incline Village Library for welcoming us in. Their support has been amazing.” 

The Incline Justice Court will ultimately be moving to the temporary location the substation is using, but Beard believes the flood could be a catalyst for a much needed upgraded to the substation and Justice Court. 

“My fear is if we remain at the substation, such an event could occur again,” said Beard. “I believe it is definitely time to begin the process of identifying a location within the community, whether it be pre-existing or would need to be built, that can provide the community members with a Justice Center.” 

This would be one location where community members could utilize services provided by the WCSO, the Incline Justice Court, as well as other identified Washoe County entities and services. 

“If our community is truly going to thrive and be revitalized, it is imperative that this mission be accomplished,” said Beard. “Sheriff Balaam and staff will continue to look for viable options moving forward.” 

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