At 17,203 square miles, Elko County is the 2nd largest county in Nevada
and the 4th largest in the United States (not counting the Alaska boroughs)
and it is bordered by both Utah and Idaho. The county has an estimated
population base of 51,216 which is up from the 48,818 people according
to the 2010 census. The county has a large transient population as it is
the hub for the gold mines and other natural resources in the area. It
also has a large ranching community being home to some of the largest
ranches in the state.
The County Sheriff’s Office headed by Sheriff Jim Pitts, consists of a team
of committed and talented staff serving the citizens of Elko County with
honor, courage and integrity.
The Sheriff’s Office is the largest Law enforcement agency in Elko County
providing law enforcement for the City Of Wells and unincorporated
community of Spring Creek, Jackpot, Montello, and Ruby Valley.
Click Here to be directed to the Elko County Sheriff's Website.