Police Department

In case of an emergency, call 775-328-6999   
For non-emergencies, call 775-328-6600


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Police Department (RTAAPD) is a full-service law enforcement agency that ensures the safety and security of the airport and has the same responsibility as a county or municipal police agency to enforce the laws of Nevada. Airport police also enforce Federal Regulations pertaining to airport operations and are committed to protecting airport tenants, employees, passengers and visitors.

Airport police protect the Airport Authority’s property and buildings, including both the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Reno-Stead Airport terminal buildings, airfields, general aviation, tenant buildings, and surrounding industrial and undeveloped land.


All airport police officers are certified with the same statewide arrest powers as any other law enforcement agency in Nevada. Police officers undergo continuous training that includes airport specific problems such as aircraft accident investigations or bomb threats. In addition to enforcing state and local laws, airport police officers comply with FAA rules and guidelines.

Our airport police are internationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The policies are reviewed in depth by the commission and accepted if all guidelines are followed. By following CALEA standards, airport police have taken the challenge of maintaining a professional and accountable organization for public safety.

Contact the Airport Police

The RTAAPD will respond to all compliments and complaints regarding the actions of any of its members. Please use this form to file a compliment or complaint, request a copy of a Police Report for insurance/personal reasons or for general airport police inquiries.

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Join the Police Department

RTAA is seeking experienced law enforcement officers to join the airport police force to perform specialized law enforcement duties focusing on aviation security and safety. RTAA offers competitive pay and great benefits!

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CALEA Accreditation

CALEA Portal

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) Police Department participates in the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) – Law Enforcement Agency (Tier 1) Accreditation process.  As a part of this process, we provide an opportunity for any public feedback via the CALEA Portal which can be located here. There will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.

The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding our compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the airport service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status.  These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns.  The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide our agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster our pursuit of professional excellence.

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes