For Immediate Release
PR #:1800124
Date Issued:Dec 11, 2018 - 11:53am

Joining Forces grant supports Washoe County Sheriff's Office ongoing efforts to make roads safer

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

The Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety awarded a $108,000 grant to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office to support the Sheriff’s Office participation in Joining Forces traffic safety campaigns during 2019.

Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional statewide effort to increase safety on Nevada’s roads by increasing enforcement and awareness of traffic laws. The goal is to reduce accidents and save lives by conducting high-intensity traffic safety campaigns focusing on DUI, distracted driving, seat belts, speed, and pedestrian safety.

The Washoe County Board of County Commissioners accepted the Joining Forces grant during today’s commission meeting. This grant enables the Sheriff’s Office to dedicate deputies to Joining Forces events taking place between October of 2018 and September of 2019.

Participation in Joining Forces is important to the Sheriff’s Office ongoing commitment to increase traffic safety in Washoe County. The Sheriff’s Office reminds the public that they are essential to this effort. Whether you're the driver, a passenger, or pedestrian, the Sheriff's Office urges everyone to make traffic safety a top priority.

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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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