For Immediate Release
PR #:2000078
Date Issued:Jun 23, 2020 - 1:36pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office participating in Joining Forces speed safety campaign

CONTACT:Sarah Johns
911 Parr Blvd
Reno, NV. 89512
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

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Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam announced today that deputies will be participating in a Joining Forces speed enforcement campaign during the first weeks of summer as part of ongoing efforts to increase safety on Nevada’s roads and highways.

“As driving increases with summer vacation and the Fourth of July weekend, our deputies plan to do all they can to help travelers get to their destination safely,” Sheriff Balaam said. “I ask the driving public to do their part by always driving at safe speeds, focusing on the road, and never driving while under the influence.” 

From June 26 through July 12, 2020, the Sheriff’s Office, along with the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, and the Nevada Highway Patrol, will dedicate extra patrols to enforce speed safety laws.

The goal of this enforcement campaign is to help save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving. 

Funding for these extra patrols is made possible by a Joining Forces grant received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety. Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program aimed at reducing injuries and crashes through statewide enforcement in the areas of: DUI, speed, distracted driving, seat belt and pedestrian safety.

For more information on Joining Forces and other statewide Traffic Safety Programs, please visit http://www.zerofatalitiesnv.com. Follow Zero Fatalities Nevada on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and @ZeroFatalitiesNV on Instagram

Slow Down photo credit: Zero Fatalaties Nevada

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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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