For Immediate Release
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PR #:1300063
Date Issued:Jun 06, 2013 - 12:05pm

Sheriff's Office is "Joining Forces" with Local Law Enforcement Agencies for a Traffic Awareness and Enforcement Campaign

CONTACT:Tami Cummings
Community Relations
911 Parr Blvd Reno, NV 89512
Office (775) 785-6205


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office, along with Nevada Highway Patrol, Reno Police Department, and the Sparks Police Department, will have extra units on the road from June 7th through June 21st to enforce traffic laws.  Local law enforcement deputies, officers and troopers will be specifically looking for activity such as running red lights, speeding, distracted driving, and failure to yield to pedestrians.  The additional units are paid through a grant received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety "Joining Forces" program. 

"Our community must have a zero tolerance stance towards anyone who intentionally risks and jeopardizes the overall safety and security of the public," Public Information Officer Deputy Armando Avina said.    

"Joining Forces" is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program that promotes statewide enforcement in the areas of: DUI, seat belt, distracted driving, speed and pedestrian safety.  The purpose of this event is to educate the driving public of the risks in regards to the dangers of poor choices while driving. 

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.


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