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. In 2014 he attended the National Institute of Corrections executive training for Probation and Pretrial Services.
Chief Fletcher is a committee member of the Nevada Supreme Court Committee to Study Evidence-Based Pretrial Release and for the Steering Committee for Partnership Carson City. He has been a member of the Nevada Sheriff and Chief’s Association since 2011 and a member of the American Probation and Parole Association since 2014.
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, where he started his career in Nevada as a Reserve Deputy with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. During his career he held the ranks of Detective, Sergeant, Senior Sergeant, Lieutenant, Chief Deputy and Chief. 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.