Deputy Chief Reynolds was born in California but has been a resident of Reno, Nevada since 1984. Deputy Chief Reynolds graduated from McQueen High School in 1995 and began attending Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), sponsoring himself through the High Sierra Law Enforcement Academy and ultimately graduating in December of 1998 from the police academy and from Truckee Meadows Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. In the spring of 1999, Deputy Chief Reynolds was hired by the TMCC Police Department as a Community Services Officer. In June of 2000, Deputy Chief Reynolds was promoted to University Police Officer at TMCC. Deputy Chief Reynolds was later promoted to the rank of Corporal and then to University Police Sergeant at TMCC. Deputy Chief Reynolds remained employed with the TMCC Police Department for over 17 years until their consolidation with University Police Department – Northern Command in July of 2016 when he transitioned to University Police Sergeant as part of the consolidated police department. Deputy Chief Reynolds has been married to his wife since June 2004 and has a son and a daughter.
Throughout his employment with TMCC and more recently University Police Department – Northern Command, Deputy Chief Reynolds has been involved as a defensive tactics instructor, R.A.D. Kids instructor, R.A.D. for Women instructor, Field Training Officer, Oleoresin Capsicum Instructor, detective and Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) Instructor. Deputy Chief Reynolds has received his basic, intermediate and advanced P.O.S.T. certificates and has attended numerous training over the years to include instructor development, a sergeant’s academy, two police bicycle schools, crime scene investigation school, basic crisis negotiations as well as interview and interrogation just to name a few. Deputy Chief Reynolds was awarded the Lifesaving Award in 2010 by the TMCC Police Department for successfully performing CPR on an unresponsive two-month-old child and was recognized as the 2012 ASIS Officer of the Year by the TMCC Police Department and the 2018 ASIS Officer of the Year by the University Police Department – Northern Command.