Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Dec 15, 2023 - 4:52PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Regional Joining Forces Impaired Driving Campaign

For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Kristin Vietti
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-328-6336
Cell: 775-895-0027

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is participating in a regional Joining Forces event focused on impaired driving. This enforcement campaign aims to increase awareness about the danger of driving under the influence.

From December 16, 2023, through January 3, 2024, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and other regional law enforcement partners will dedicate extra patrol resources to this special enforcement and awareness effort.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office reminds motorists that the choice to drink and drive can have severe and even deadly consequences. Please plan ahead by using ride-share options, public transportation, or designating a sober driver.

This campaign is made possible by a Joining Forces grant 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.



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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