Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Jul 05, 2022 - 1:40PM

For Immediate Release

56 Citations Issued by WCSO During Distracted Driving Campaign

For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

In a joint effort with other regional law enforcement to raise public awareness about distracted driving, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office participated in a Joining Forces distracted driving campaign from June 10-19, 2022.   A total of 56 citations and warnings were issued by deputies including:

21 speeding violations

10 distracted driving violations

10 motor vehicle registration violations

7 warnings

5 no insurance violations

3 driver’s license related violations

WCSO deputies assigned to this operation initiated a total of 42 traffic stops.

Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program that promotes statewide enforcement in the areas of: DUI, distracted driving, seat belts, 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 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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