SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Nevada Highway Patrol, and the Reno and Sparks Police Departments will be placing additional personnel on patrol during Friday, June 17th – Monday, July 11th. The emphasis is to contact drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The goal of this campaign is to help make the upcoming 4th of July holiday as safe as possible for all motorists on Nevada’s roadways.
The additional enforcement personnel will be working through grant funding received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety.
This time of year is traditionally dangerous due to the number of people traveling during the summer time and the numerous social gatherings that occur around the 4th of July holiday.
Please use good judgment and select a designated driver or alternate means of transportation.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrates 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 24th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.