Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Feb 11, 2023 - 10:59AM

For Immediate Release

WCSO Concludes Joining Forces Distracted Driving Campaign

For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Kristin Vietti
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-328-6336
Cell: 775-895-0027

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 January 13-31, 2023.

A total of 92 citations and warnings were issued by Deputies, including:

62 speeding violations

17 distracted driving violations

13 other citations

WCSO deputies assigned to this operation initiated a total of 91 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. These enforcement campaigns aim to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor driving choices.

The Sheriff's Office's participation in these Joining Forces campaigns is made possible by grant funding 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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