Elko City Police Chief Ben Reed has announced his retirement after six years leading the local force. Reed is recommending Captain Tyler Trouten be named to replaced him beginning November. Mayor Reece Keener hosted Chief Reed to talk about law enforcement issues including the recent year end report that found an inordinate amount of sexual assault, domestic violence and other family crime throughout the city. The chief is hiring for a Domestic Violence System Coordinator.
Elko City Police Chief Tyler Trouten and County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza discussed enforcement issues surrounding an extended closure of non-essential businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The pair also underscored the need for support of those with mental illness and emphasized social distancing and good hygiene practices. Chief Trouten urged OHV safety in city limits. Sheriff Narvaiza described efforts to identify a homicide victim from the 1990’s, Shaftner Jane. Broadcast Date: 4-30-2020