Chief Tad Fletcher started his career as Chief with the Carson City Department of Alternative Sentencing in September 2013. He came to Carson City from the Storey County Sheriff’s Office, where he held the position of Chief Deputy. He was the operations commander of all three divisions in the Storey County Sheriff’s Office. He holds a Management P.O.S.T. Certification in the State of Nevada, an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors degree in Justice Studies. In 2011, he was selected to attend the 2011 Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute in Annapolis, Maryland. He completed the Senior Management Leadership Program with Northwestern University Center for Public Safety in 2012.
Chief Fletcher started his law enforcement career as Reserve Police Officer in Dillon, Montana with the Dillon Police Department in 1992. In 1994 he moved to Nevada and joined the Carson City Sheriff’s Office as a Reserve Deputy. After graduating from the High Sierra Law Enforcement Academy in 1995, he started his full time Law Enforcement career with the Storey County Sheriff’s Office, where he worked until 1999. In 1999 he returned to his hometown of Fallon, Nevada, where he worked as a Police Officer and a Detective until 2004. In 2004 he did a lateral transfer to the Reno-Tahoe Airport Police Department, where he was a Police Officer and a Sergeant. In 2007, he returned to the Storey County Sheriff’s Office where he worked his way through the ranks to Chief Deputy. During his career he had several different special assignments such as a field training officer, bike patrol, background investigator, defensive tactics instructor, SRT Team Leader, Leadership/Management trainer and an active shooter instructor. In his free time he enjoys his family, the great outdoors, University of Montana sports (GO GRIZ!) and coaching football.