Law Enforcement in Northern Nevada: Crime Trends and Efforts to Enhance Public Safety. August 12, 2021


What trends are influencing law enforcement practices in Northern Nevada?  Come listen to District Attorney Christopher Hicks and his staff describe current trends and provide information on several innovative programs aimed at improving Northern Nevada public safety.  DA Hicks will highlights work aimed at improving the effectiveness of the District Attorney office as it seeks to serve victims of crime.  For example, are you aware of the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center?  Come and learn about it.  DA Hicks will also highlight efforts to improve law enforcement transparency and build community involvement and awareness. DA Hicks looks forward to Q&A time where he can discuss and answer questions related to crime trend, possible legislative changes, and any other issues related to criminal justice policy in Nevada.

Cristopher Hicks

Christopher J. HicksChristopher J. Hicks was elected the 37th District Attorney in Washoe County in 2014 and won re-election in 2018.   Born and raised in Reno, DA Hicks is a fifth generation northern Nevadan.  He attended the University of Nevada, Reno, UNLV, and was a member of the inaugural graduating class of the Boyd School of Law.

As District Attorney, Christopher Hicks has identified four priorities: Victim services, public safety, public outreach, and increased efficiencies.  He has increased prosecution efforts against the worst offenders and has initiated several new victim services programs.  He has expanded the role of victim advocates and spearheaded statewide efforts to pass and implement Nevada’s Victims Bill of Rights –Marsy’s Law.  Under his leadership, the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center has become an award winner center, recognized for its effective approach to investigating physical and sexual abuse cases against children.

Christoper is married and very devoted to his family.  His wife Nicole is also a prosecutor.  They have a son and three daughters.