Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Nov 22, 2021 - 12:22PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office focuses on seatbelt safety during Thanksgiving holiday travel week

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

With Thanksgiving holiday travel upon us, the Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone to buckle up every time you get in a vehicle. It only takes a couple of seconds to help save a life by putting on a seat belt.

As part of ongoing efforts to increase traffic safety, the Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with other Nevada law enforcement agencies to heighten enforcement of seat belt violations during the height of Fall Season. 

From November 22, 2021, through November 29, 2021, the Sheriff’s Office will dedicate extra patrol personnel specifically to look for drivers and other occupants in vehicles who are not wearing their seatbelts as well as children who are not properly secured in a car or booster seat.

Funding for the 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, seat belt 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. 

For more information on Joining Forces and other statewide Traffic Safety Programs, please visit Follow Zero Fatalities Nevada on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and @ZeroFatalitiesNV on Instagram


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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