Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
May 10, 2024 - 2:36PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Joining Forces Speed Awareness Campaign

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

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will join forces with participating law enforcement agencies in Nevada for a Joining Forces Speed Awareness Campaign from June 5 to June 21, 2024. This unified effort aims to enhance public safety through highly visible patrols across the state, focusing on raising awareness, educating motorists, and ultimately safeguarding lives.

Between 2017 and 2021, a total of 491 fatalities in Nevada were attributed to speeding, making it one of the leading causes of road fatalities in the state. Speeding isn't just about exceeding the posted speed limit; it also includes driving too fast during adverse weather conditions such as rain, ice, and snow, endangering not only your life but also the lives of others. The consequences can be significant, including greater potential for loss of vehicle control, increased stopping distance after perceiving danger, and more severe crashes resulting in greater injuries.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office remains committed to reducing the number of fatalities on Nevada's roads to zero by increasing public awareness about the dangers of speeding, driving unrestrained, impaired driving, distracted driving, and more. For more information about safe driving and the Nevada Zero Fatalities goal, visit

The Nevada Department of Public Safety’s- Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) provides funding for law enforcement agencies to participate in Joining Forces to reduce traffic deaths.



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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