*This is the first in a series of interviews of the candidates for Washoe County Sheriff. If you are a candidate for sheriff and want to come on Meet The Voter, please go to this link and fill this form https://republicanmensclub.org/speaker-application/ and we will get in contact with you.
In 1988, Heidi Howe started her career in local law enforcement as a Reno Police Officer. In 1991, she set out on a decorated and devoted career with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, rising in the ranks of the department from deputy, to sergeant, to lieutenant, to captain.
Ms. Howe served 20 of her 30 years in supervisory positions, overseeing a vast range of responsibilities including, but not limited too: hostage negotiation, district courts, officer recruitment, crime scene operations and training. She has managed a team of 350 law enforcement professionals, a 56 million dollar budget, the custody of more than 1,300 adult detainees, and oversaw the 20 million dollar jail expansion from breaking ground to ribbon cutting.
Fair. Honest. Inclusive. Forward-Thinking. Experienced. Trustworthy. Knowledgeable. Accountable. Nevada Rooted. Just a few terms to describe how Ms. Howe would lead as Washoe County Sheriff in 2018. Heidi is a candidate ready to take on big issues and looming community challenges as our population grows by ensuring we face these challenges head-on, with vision and follow through.
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