Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Mar 16, 2022 - 3:00PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff's Office focuses on impaired driving in Joining Forces enforcement campaign during St. Patrick's Day weekend

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


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is participating in an impaired driving Joining Forces event aimed at keeping our community safer during the St. Patrick's Day holiday and following weekend.

For drivers, party plans should include arrangements that ensure no one will be driving under the influence. Whether it's a designated driver, rideshare, or public transportation, everyone should make sure they have alternative that avoids the possibility of making a bad decision which could lead to unnecessary tragedy.

From March 17, 2022, through March 22, 2022, the Sheriff's Office, along with other regional law enforcement partners, will dedicate extra patrols in this special enforcement and awareness effort made possible by a Joining Forces grant received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety. The goal of this enforcement campaign is to increase awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence. 

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. 


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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