Sheriff's Office

For Immediate Release

PR #: 2000137
Date Issued: Oct 06, 2020 - 3:01pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office awarded six-figure grant for Joining Forces participation

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office has received a $105,000 grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety to support the Sheriff's Office participation in Joining Forces traffic safety campaigns during the coming year.

Joining Forces is a high visibility, multi-jurisdictional statewide effort to increase safety on Nevada's roads by increasing enforcement and awareness of traffic laws. The goal is to reduce crashes and save lives by focusing on impaired driving, distracted driving, seat belts, speed, and pedestrian safety.

Thanks to this grant award, the Sheriff's Office will be able to team up with other area jurisdictions for a number of Joining Forces events from October 2020 through September 2021.

Law enforcement personnel will continue to enforce traffic safety laws year-round as part of their commitment to reduce crashes and save lives. Whether you're the driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office reminds everyone to make safety a top priority.

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.