Sheriff's Office

PR #:
2000172
Date Issued:
Dec 18, 2020 - 8:36AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office focuses on impaired driving throughout the holidays by participating in Joining Forces DUI enforcement campaign

Contact:
Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

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The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and other Nevada law enforcement agencies are working to help keep your holiday season travels safer by participating in an impaired driving Joining Forces event aimed at increasing awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence. 

For drivers, holiday party plans and New Year’s Eve plans should include arrangements that ensure no one will be driving under the influence. Whether it’s a designated driver or public transportation, everyone should make sure they have an alternative that avoids the possibility of making a bad decision that could lead to unnecessary tragedy.

From December 21, 2020 through January 4, 2021, deputies with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will join troopers and officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol, Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, and University of Nevada, Reno Police Services in this special enforcement and awareness effort 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: impaired driving, speed, distracted driving, seat belt and pedestrian safety.

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

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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