For Immediate Release
PR #:1900084
Date Issued:Aug 24, 2019 - 2:45pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office takes on impaired driving by participating in Joining Forces DUI enforcement campaign

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

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

From August 25 through September 10, 2019, deputies with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will join officers and troopers 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.

For drivers, Labor Day 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.

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.


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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