Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) today announced that Duane Meyer has joined the team as Security Director.

“Duane brings a long and dedicated career in public service to our team,” RARA President and CEO Mike Crowell said. “With new and constantly changing requirements for safety and security, we are confident that Duane will help us maintain the high level of security required for our event.”

In February 1986, Meyer joined the Washoe County Sheriff’s Hasty Team and from December 1993 through March 5, 2015, he was a member of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office serving as a Deputy, Sergeant, a Lieutenant in the patrol division and as Captain of the patrol division. In 2005, Meyer received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Truckee Meadows Community College.  Since June 2015, Meyer has worked as a Security Manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. From January 1987 through September 1992, Meyer served as an aviation electrician with the U.S. Navy.

Meyer holds a Nevada basic category I P.O.S.T. certificate, as well as a basic category III certificate, an intermediate certificate, an advanced certificate and a Nevada management P.O.S.T. certificate.