WCSO NEWS RELEASE
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Reno and Sparks Police Departments will be “Joining Forces” from Tuesday, Oct. 25, to Monday, Nov. 7. The emphasis is to contact impaired drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
The goal of this campaign is to help make the upcoming Nevada Day holiday and Halloween as safe as possible for all motorists and pedestrians on Nevada’s roadways. “Joining Forces” DUI Enforcement Campaigns blends high visibility saturation patrol enforcement and promote safety awareness.
Additional enforcement personnel will be working through grant funding received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety and the “Joining Forces” Program.
Law enforcement officials urge everyone aged 21 and over to constantly use good judgment and select a designated driver or alternate means of transportation when intoxicants are consumed.
The “Joining Forces” Program allows our local agencies to elevate enforcement efforts to continue battling impaired driving across Washoe County. For the safety and security of the public, deputies, officers and troopers will be “Joining Forces” to crack down on impaired drivers!
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.