Statement from RPD:
The recent DUI arrest of an off duty Reno Police Department Sergeant is regrettable. The employee who was arrested has been placed on restricted duty status and will remain on restricted duty status until his criminal case is resolved. The employee involved will have the same restrictions, fines and fees that any other citizen who is charged with a DUI within Washoe County would incur.
Additionally the Reno Police Department has more requirements for its employees to accomplish prior to being released to full duty after their criminal case is settled. The following is from the RPD General Order which covers employees who have their driver’s license suspected/revoked:
“If the member lost their driving privilege as a result of any criminal act or arrest involving drugs or alcohol, the member must enroll in a treatment facility prior to requesting a temporary assignment. Evidence of enrollment must be provided to the Department to be placed in an alternate duty status. Until a member provides evidence of enrollment, they will utilize their own personal leave banks. If personal time off is not available for the member, they may request a non-paid leave of absence.
If the member lost their driving privilege as a result of any non-drug or alcohol incident(s), the member may request a temporary assignment immediately. The Department may request proof that the member is actively pursuing reinstatement of their driving privileges (i.e. medical treatment, traffic safety school, etc.).
For non-medical suspensions or revocations of licenses or certificates of more than 90 days, or the permanent loss of the required license or certificate, the Department may begin proceedings to discharge the member as outlined in the Civil Service rules."
RENO, NV - A Reno police sergeant is on restricted status after being arrested for DUI Saturday night.
46-year-old Paul Sevcsik was released from the Washoe County Jail after posting bail.
Although he was pulled over in Reno, Sparks police made the arrest, since the case involves a member of the Reno Police Department.
Restricted status means desk duty with no driving, use of firearms or authority to arrest until the criminal case is resolved.