Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Dec 10, 2020 - 1:44PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies cite more than 70 drivers in recent Joining Forces event

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


Washoe County Sheriff's deputies issued 60 citations for speeding violations during a statewide Joining Forces traffic safety event over the Thanksgiving holiday and first week of December.

From November 25 through December 7, 2020, the Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Highway Patrol dedicated extra deputies and troopers to enforce speed safety laws as part of ongoing efforts to increase safety on Nevada’s roads and highways. 

Sheriff's Office staff assigned to this event initiated a total of 71 traffic stops.  Although a driver may be stopped for one violation, several other violations may be observed during the subsequent investigation making it possible that a driver may be issued citations for numerous violations.

The total number of violations cited and warnings issued during this event was 96. Violations cited by the Sheriff's Office during this campaign include:

60        speeding
0          reckless driving
1          distracted driving
0          seat belt violation
7          no insurance
11        registration violations
11        driver’s license violations
1          equipment violations
0          fugitive arrests
0          failure to yield
0          other violations
5          warnings

Sheriff’s Office participation in this Joining Forces speed enforcement campaign was made possible by grant funding received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety. 

Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program that promotes statewide enforcement in the areas of: DUI, distracted driving, seat belt, speed, and pedestrian safety. The goal of these enforcement campaigns is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving. 

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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