Nevada Capitol Police

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Nevada Capitol Police
Abbreviation NCPD
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Patch of the Nevada Capitol Police
Agency overview
Formed 1985
Preceding agencies
  • Division of Buildings and Grounds
  • Capitol Security
Employees 27
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Nevada, USA
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Carson City, Nevada
Police Officers 27
Agency executive Thomas Navin, Chief
Parent agency Nevada Department of Public Safety
Website Nevada Capitol Police
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

Nevada Capitol Police is a division of the Nevada Department of Public Safety that is responsible for law enforcement in major state buildings within Nevada. It also provides security for the senior government officials.

The Nevada Capitol Police was organized in the late 1940s as the security detail of the Nevada Division of Buildings and Grounds, with one night watchman patrolling the perimeter of the Nevada State Capitol Complex (including the Governor's Mansion), using any available Buildings and Grounds vehicle to deter crime, sometimes with the assistance of the then-Ormsby County Sheriff and Carson City Police Departments.

In 1966, the night watch crew had grown to three officers, and the department was renamed "Capitol Security". In 1972, the Nevada Legislature reorganized its status as "limited peace officers", meaning that they were not recognized as fully sworn peace officers under the Nevada Revised Statutes at the time. In 1985, this status was elevated to "official sworn peace officer", meaning that they were now in the same league as the Nevada Highway Patrol, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Reno Police and the reorganized Carson City Sheriff's Office.

There have been eight Chiefs of the Nevada Capitol Police since its current status was established in 1985. Brad Valladon was the Chief from November 2001. He was succeeded by Pat Conmay in June 2009, Jay Logue in January 2010, Thomas Navin in 2012 and the current Chief, Jerome Tushbant, in March 2013.

At the time of its 1985 reorganization, there were only eight officers statewide; currently,[when?] there are 27: nineteen in the Carson City Command, the remaining eight assigned to the Las Vegas Command (serving the Las Vegas Valley).


  • Capitol Police - Carson City
  • Capitol Police - Las Vegas

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