Law Enforcement

Black Rock City is patrolled by the following public agencies:

  • Federal Bureau of Land Management Rangers
  • Pershing County Sheriff’s Office
  • Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
  • Nevada State Department of Investigations (NDI)
  • Nevada State Health Division
  • Nevada Highway Patrol

It is not the mission of these agencies to police your lifestyle or inhibit self expression. They fulfill the same function as the police in any city. In the past, they have conducted search and rescue missions and assisted us in evictions. It is also their duty to respond to any infraction of the law that is brought to their attention or is in plain view.

We Want Your Feedback About Law Enforcement

Did you have any interaction with law enforcement at Burning Man? Was it a positive experience? Did you have a negative experience? (Please note, receiving a ticket for engaging in illegal activity in plain view is not really what we mean by “negative” experience.) Do you feel that you were harassed or illegally searched? Did you interact with a BLM Ranger, a Pershing County Deputy or another agency? Whether you were cited or not, particularly if you were NOT cited, we want your feedback so that we can further improve relations between law enforcement and our participants.

Please download, print out, fill out, and mail in our Law Enforcement Feedback Form, OR fill out the online form as soon as possible after the interaction, so as to get all the details down while it is still fresh in your mind.