Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Nov 25, 2020 - 10:20AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office participating in Joining Forces speed safety campaign

Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407


Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam announced today that his Office is participating in a Joining Forces speed enforcement campaign through, what is typically, the busy holiday travel season.

“As people potentially take to the roads for the holidays, our deputies plan to do all they can to help travelers get to their destination safely,” Sheriff Balaam said. “With people choosing to stay closer to home this Thanksgiving season, we ask drivers to do their part by always driving at safe speeds, focusing on the road, and never driving while under the influence.”

From November 25 through December 7, 2020, the Sheriff’s Office, along with the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, and the Nevada Highway Patrol, will dedicate extra officers to enforce speed safety laws.

The goal of this enforcement campaign is to help save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.

Funding for these extra patrols is made possible by a Joining Forces grant received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety. Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program aimed at reducing injuries and crashes through statewide enforcement in the areas of: DUI, speed, distracted driving, seatbelt and pedestrian safety.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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