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THE RENO

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Your Police, Our Community

THE RENO

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Your Police, Our Community
THE RENO
POLICE DEPARTMENT
Your Police, Our Community

Command Staff

Jason Soto

Chief Jason Soto

All Divisions

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Chief Jason Soto

All Divisions

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Police Chief Jason Soto began his career with the Reno Police Department in 1997. Chief Soto has worked a variety of assignments to include the Patrol Division, Horse Mounted Unit, Police Training Officer, Background Investigator, and Chief Polygraph Examiner. Chief Soto is the former President of the Reno Police Protective Association where he became nationally recognized in collective bargaining, police officer rights, and discipline and working conditions. He is also recognized for his training and seminars on labor management topics.

Chief Soto has a strong belief in community interaction and has donated hundreds of hours to local charities including the Special Olympics, Mom’s on the Run, and the American Cancer Society.

Chief Soto comes from a family dedicated to law enforcement and has proudly lived in the Reno area since 1978.

Chief Soto has a degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working toward a second degree in Public Administration.

Tom Robinson

Deputy Chief Tom Robinson

Administration and Support Division

775-334-2197

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Deputy Chief Tom Robinson

Administration and Support Division

775-334-2197

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Deputy Chief Tom Robinson started his career with The Reno Police Department in 1995 as an unpaid reserve officer. Since then, Robinson has served at every level of the organization and has either worked in, supervised or managed a variety of assignments throughout his career including Patrol, the Community Action Team (Gang Unit), SWAT Team, Police Training Officer Program, Traffic Division, Special Events, and Internal Affairs.

Robinson comes from a family committed to public service with family members having careers in law enforcement and education. Robinson grew up in this community and attended local schools. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Master’s Degree from Gonzaga University. He has also completed Cornell University’s Executive Leadership Program and is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).

As a lifelong member of this area, Robinson has a deep respect and appreciation for this community and all it has to offer. Robinson’s priority is to keep the Reno Police Department committed to its vision of being a model of policing excellence while continuing to add value to the Biggest Little City.

Mac Venzon

Deputy Chief Mac Venzon

Operations Division

775-334-3849

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Deputy Chief Mac Venzon

Operations Division

775-334-3849

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Deputy Chief Mac Venzon is a 17 year veteran of the Reno Police Department and currently commands the operations division of the Police Department. Deputy Chief Venzon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada and is in the final stages of earning a Master’s Degree in Justice Management from the University of Nevada.

Deputy Chief Venzon started his career with the Reno Police Department in 1997. Throughout those years he has worked a variety of assignments to include; Patrol, Academy Staff Officer, Detective Sergeant in the Regional Street Enforcement Team, and Deputy Chief of the Support Services Division.

Deputy Chief Venzon grew up in Sparks and graduated from Reed High School. As an avid outdoorsman, Venzon loves this community and all that it has to offer in outdoor adventure. When not at work, you can usually find him skiing, fishing, hunting in this great state. Deputy Chief Venzon is committed to making the City of Reno, and the surrounding area, the safest place to live and visit.

Oliver Miller

Commander Oliver Miller

Administration and Support Division

775-334-2221

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Commander Oliver Miller

Administration and Support Division

775-334-2221

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Professional Biography: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno (2000), Master of Arts, Education, University of Nevada, Reno (2007), Academy of Military Science AMS, McGhee Tyson AFB, Tenn. (2009), Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute DEOMI, EOA Course, Patrick AFB, Fla. (2012), Leadership Reno Sparks (2014).

Commander Oliver Miller began his career in law enforcement with the Sparks Police Department in 2000. In 2003, he was selected for lateral hire with the Reno Police Department. Miller has worked in a variety of assignments to include; Patrol, Regional Gang Unit (RGU), Detectives Division in the Family Crimes and Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Units. His collateral responsibilities included the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team Commander, Canine Unit Commander, Honor Guard Team Commander and the Critical Incident Negotiator Team (CINT) Sergeant.

Miller is a California native and moved to the Truckee Meadows community in 1980. In 1995, he enlisted in the Nevada Air National Guard and was assigned to the 152nd Logistics Readiness Squadron. After being selected for officer candidate school in 2008, he served as the Equal Opportunity Director for the Nevada Air National Guard until his retirement in early 2015.

When Miller is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family. As a thirty-five year resident of the Reno/Sparks community, he understands the value and importance of building community trust and partnerships.

Mark Katre

Commander Mark Katre

Operations Division

775-334-2421

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Commander Mark Katre

Operations Division

775-334-2421

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Professional Biography: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Sociology from Westfield State University, Westfield, Massachusetts.

During his career, Katre has worked in and supervised a variety of assignments to include: Patrol, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Police Training Officer Program, Community Action Team (Regional Gang Unit), K-9 Handler (Explosive Ordinance Detection Dog), Fleet Management, Consolidated Bomb Squad, Detectives (Burglary Unit/Special Investigations Unit), Training Division, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team Commander, and Traffic/Special Events Commander.

In 2013, Katre was appointed as the Director of the Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center and oversaw its transition to the Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, where he served until his appointment to Commander.

Committed to our most cherished responsibility, the lives of those we serve.