Former Tahoe deputy to lead WCSO substation at Incline Village |

Former Tahoe deputy to lead WCSO substation at Incline Village

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Jeff Clark began his career as an Incline resident deputy in 1997.
Courtesy Bob Harmon / WCSO |

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Jeff Clark is the new commander of the Incline Village Substation.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant began his career as a resident deputy in Incline Village in 1997. While he moved down the hill in 1999, he’s represented WCSO at Incline Village/Crystal Bay Citizen Advisory Board meetings, among other local ties, over the years.

“I enjoy the small community atmosphere of Incline Village that allows me to develop a more personal relationship with the people I serve,” Clark said in a statement. “I’m committed to continue working to increase our partnership with the community and the value of the sheriff’s office to residents and visitors of the north Lake Tahoe area.”

As substation commander, Clark will oversee daily operation of patrols in Incline Village and “work with residents and businesses to strengthen joint efforts that create a safer community,” WCSO Undersheriff Tim Kuzanek said in a statement.

Clark becomes the fifth commander to lead the substation since 2008, when then-Capt. Steven Kelly was transferred to Reno. Wayne Yarbrough, Darin Balaam and, most recently, Duane Meyer also held the post.

Clark has previously served in the department’s training and detective divisions, working as a juvenile detective in the Crimes Against Children division and later with Crimes Against Persons. He was promoted to sergeant in 2008 and lieutenant in 2012.

Prior to working with WCSO, Clark served in the U.S. Air Force and is a decorated Desert Storm veteran.

He lives in Reno with his wife of 18 years, Jolene, and their four children, Haley, Tanner, Tyler and Olivia, and currently is in his final semester of graduate school. Upon completion, he will hold a masters from the University of Louisville in justice administration.

Clark also is a Sierra Youth Football League coach for Damonte Ranch, a Damonte Ranch youth wrestling coach, and an active runner and cyclist.

Residents who have questions for Clark may contact him at 775-832-4104.


The department continues to work on upgrading the Incline Village Substation, which is located at 625 Mt. Rose Highway, just north of the Incline Gateway Roundabout.

The $70,000 project, funded through drug forfeiture money, includes new paint, carpet, furniture and a video conferencing system that will allow both WCSO and NHP personnel reporting their to better communicate with home bases in Reno and Carson City.

An open house is planned for the community to see the renovations; a time and date is to be determined.

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