Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Dec 15, 2022 - 1:47PM

For Immediate Release

WCSO Receives Grant Funds to Participate in the Joining Forces Program

For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

PRESS RELEASE: The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant in the amount of $121,000 from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Public Safety to support law enforcement’s participation in the Joining Forces traffic safety campaigns during the coming year.

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

Joining Forces campaigns will include:

  • Impaired Drivers/Riders
  • “Click it or Ticket”
  • Excessive Speed
  • Distracted Drivers
  • Pedestrian Safety

Thanks to this grant award the WCSO will team up with other area jurisdictions for multiple Joining Forces events from October 10, 2022, through September 21, 2023.

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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