Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Apr 19, 2023 - 1:13PM

For Immediate Release

WCSO Concludes Joining Forces Speed Campaign

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

From March 13-29, 2023, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office participated in a regional Joining Forces event focused on speeding as part of ongoing statewide efforts to increase safety on Nevada's roads and highways. 

Law enforcement personnel initiated 145 traffic stops.

A total of 152 citations and warnings were issued, including:

138 speeding violations

5 distracted driving violations

13 other citations

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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