Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
May 14, 2024 - 12:15PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Joining Forces Click It or Ticket 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 Click It or Ticket Campaign from May 13 to May 31, 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.

Hundreds of lives have been lost on Nevada roadways due to individuals not wearing their seat belts. Buckling up is the most effective action individuals can take to protect themselves in the event of a crash. It's a simple act that only takes two seconds and can significantly reduce the risk of injury or death. Proper seat belt usage includes securing both the lap and shoulder belts across the hips and chest, ensuring maximum protection. Avoid tucking the shoulder belt behind the arm or back, as it diminishes the effectiveness of the restraint system. Stay safe on the road by always wearing your seat belt correctly.

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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