NHP honors Sheriff-elect for decades of service

Chuck Allen (ChuckAllenForSheriff.com)

Chuck Allen (ChuckAllenForSheriff.com)
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — The Nevada Highway Patrol held a retirement ceremony today for Chuck Allen after nearly three decades with the organization.

Allen was recently elected as the next Washoe County Sheriff and says it isn’t easy closing this chapter of his career.

“It makes you feel very proud and it’s kind of an emotional moment; I’ve watched so many people retire in this room many times over the last decade or so and you just never think it’s going to be you receiving recognition for your service; it’s a very proud and humble moment for me and my family,” says Sheriff-elect Allen.

Allen is set to be swarn in as Washoe County Sheriff on Monday.

On Your Side: Ethics complaint filed against Tim Kuzanekin Washoe Co. Sheriff’s race

washoe sheriff badgeRENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — With less than two weeks to go before the election, there are new developments in the Washoe County Sheriff’s race between Chuck Allen and Tim Kuzanek.

News 4 has obtained a copy of an ethics complaint has been filed against Kuzanek. The complaint was filed on August 5 by a man named John Litz. It lists several allegations, including accusing Kuzanek of using government time or property, including his badge and uniform, for personal benefit.

See video here: http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/On-Your-Side-Ethics-complaint-filed-in-Washoe-Co/Ss3t3rKHpECBGqMAo7eKAA.cspx

The question is can you use your badge to campaign? That will be up to the Nevada Ethics Commission. According to Nevada Ethics Commission Acting Director Yvonne Navarrez Goodson, it depends whether you are on or off duty, but in general, they do not want candidates using their current position to benefit their campaigns.

News 4 contacted Undersheriff Tim Kuzanek about the complaint. He referred us to his attorney, who said Kuzanek does not feel this complaint is valid, but the Kuzanek camp will not comment any further, because ethics complaints are supposed to be kept confidential.

There are five candidates for Washoe County Sheriff, and News 4 is interviewing as many candidates as we can.

ImageRENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — There are five candidates for Washoe County Sheriff, and News 4 is interviewing as many candidates as we can.

Allen, Chuck — Wednesday, May 28
Beltron, James — Tuesday, May 27
Butko, David — Friday, May 23
Kuzanek, Tim — Tuesday, June 3
Lopey, Jim — Thursday, May 29

News 4 also interviewed most candidates for Reno Mayor. To see the Mayoral Candidate series, click here.