Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Apr 20, 2022 - 3:44PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies make multiple traffic stops during Joining Forces distracted driving campaign

For media inquiries contact:
Sergeant Jeff McCaskill
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: (775) 328-6235
Cell: (775) 453-0107


Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputies issued 80 citations and pulled over 79 drivers as part of a statewide Joining Forces event held in April.

From April 1st through April 11th, 2022, the Sheriff’s Office joined regional law enforcement agencies for a high-intensity traffic enforcement campaign aimed at reducing distracted driving.

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Deputies assigned to this effort initiated a total 79 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 following arrest and citation statistics were tracked during this event:

0          DUI arrests
0          seat belt violations
0          child seat violations
52        speeding violations
1          pedestrian at fault violation
0          driver at fault violations
16        distracted driving violations
11        all other citations
2          unrelated arrests

Reminder: the next Joining Forces event is currently underway. This event runs through April 25th, 2022 and focuses on pedestrian safety.

The Sheriff’s Office participation in these Joining Forces campaigns is made possible by grant funding received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic 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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