For Immediate Release
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Regional Joining Forces Impaired Driving Campaign
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
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 February 9th through February 23rd, 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 Sheriff's Office's goal in participating in this campaign is to educate the public and enforce DUI laws to make driving safer for everyone in our community. We remind drivers that it is never safe to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and choosing to do so can have severe and even deadly consequences. To ensure your safety and the safety of others, please plan ahead for transportation by choosing 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.