Statewide Joining Forces Event Held in January

February 14, 2022
Joining Forces Distracted Driving

Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program

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.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies issued 17 citations and pulled over 22 drivers as part of a statewide Joining Forces event held in January.

From January 10th through January 22, 2022, the Sheriff’s Office joined regional law enforcement agencies for a high-intensity traffic enforcement campaign aimed at reducing distracted driving.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to this effort initiated a total 22 traffic stops. Although a driver may be stopped for one violation, several other violations may be observed during the subsequent investigation making it possible that a driver may be issued citations for numerous violations.

The following arrest and citation statistics were tracked during this event:

0 DUI arrests
0 seat belt violations
0 child seat violations
6 speeding violations
0 pedestrian at fault violations
0 driver at fault violations
8 distracted driving violations
3 all other citations
1 unrelated arrest

Reminder: the next Joining Forces event is currently underway. This event runs through February 15th and focuses on impaired driving.

The Sheriff’s Office participation in these Joining Forces campaigns is made possible by grant funding received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety.

Recent Joining Forces Campaigns:

For more information on Joining Forces and other statewide Traffic Safety Programs, please visit https://www.zerofatalitiesnv.com.