Airborne law enforcement in Washoe County

Martin Scharenborg and Ramon Wenink visited Washoe County in Nevada to hear about the crucial role the Airborne Law Enforcement Unit plays in the work of the Sheriff’s Office

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With almost 17,000km² to cover, the Washoe County’s Sheriff’s Office relies heavily on its Airborne Law Enforcement Unit – RAVEN
All images Martin Scharenborg and Ramon Wenink

Covering close to 17,000km² that includes the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe, Washoe County is also home to the second largest city in Nevada – Reno. Known not just for its casinos but also for the renowned Reno Air Races, the city draws thousands of tourists to the county every year. Tasked with caring for this mixture of city and wild terrain, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office relies heavily on its Airborne Law Enforcement Unit – RAVEN.

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