The Nevada County Sheriff's Office will be known as an excellent service organization for the protection of the citizens of Nevada County and will maintain a reputation of honesty, integrity, professionalism, and dedication.
Welcome to Nevada County!
We hope that you enjoy our website and find the information provided on it to be helpful. We believe that transparency in our daily operations increases trust between our office and the community. We are proud to say that our citizens help us maintain Nevada County as a safe place to live and raise a family. We know that an informed public is a safer public. The intent of this website is not only to inform the public, but also to help deter criminals and their crimes.
Nevada County was formed on March 20, 1871 from parts of Columbia, Hempstead, and Ouachita counties. The county was named for its similarity in shape to the state of Nevada, only its pronunciation is different ("nuh-VAY-duh" County). Nevada County covers approximately 617 square miles and borders Hempstead County to the west, Ouachita County to the east, Columbia and Lafayette counties to the south, and Pike County to the north.