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Deputy considered for Lovelock

Michael Schneider

Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Reynolds is one of two finalists for Lovelock police chief.

“It’s a good career opportunity,” Reynolds said Tuesday. “Being a department head for a law enforcement agency is a good career move.”

Reynolds began his career with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in 1977 as a street deputy.

Reynolds said for the last eight years, he has worked as coordinator for all youth programs including as the primary Douglas County instructor for Drug Abuse and Resistance Education or DARE, a program which educates youth about the problems and pressures associated with drug use.

“It’s extremely rewarding,” Reynolds said of his involvement with youth programs. “I still do it.”

He said he hopes to be able to continue his youth efforts in Lovelock should he be hired as police chief, but said it may be difficult.

“A change in position means a change in duties,” said Reynolds. “First and foremost, my responsibilities would be with the chief’s duties.”

Reynolds said Douglas County would be missed, but, crimewise, he can’t draw a comparison between the two areas because he doesn’t yet know enough about Lovelock.

Reynolds said one thing he does know about Lovelock is that he likes what he’s seen so far.

“It’s a nice, small community,” said Reynolds. “The people are nice.”

Reynolds said he expects to know if he will be the new Lovelock chief by mid-July.

The new position pays $36,000 to $40,000.