Chief Justin Roper
Chief Justin Roper has been serving as a law enforcement officer for 22 years within Reno and the Washoe County communities. He was inspired to pursue his career in law enforcement at an early age when he was involved in incident in which he saw how the officers helped him and his family in a very trying time in their lives. On November 10, 2020, he was honored to be selected as the Chief of the Department of Alternative Sentencing after serving the previous two years as their Sergeant.
Chief Roper was born in Lakeport, CA but moved to the Reno area in 1982. He is a graduate of Reed High School in 1995, and has called Sparks his home his whole adult life. Chief Roper has been a volunteer within his community and particularly enjoys being a youth baseball coach. He graduated from the High Sierra Law Enforcement Academy in May of 1998 and began his career as a patrol officer for the Reno Sparks Indian Colony. Since then Chief Roper worked for the City of Reno Marshals for 17 years where he served as Chief for ten of them.
Throughout his career Chief Roper has dedicated himself to serving his community with compassion and accountability. This is something he passes on to all that work with him. He believes that public service is a calling and that we have commitment to provide our community the best of ourselves even in the worst of times.