On October 1, the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety awarded the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office approximately $45,000 in federal grant funds to continue the National Campaign known as “Joining Forces.” This money will be used to conduct safety enforcement events throughout Mineral County.

The 15 “joining forces” events scheduled for federal fiscal year 2014-2015 will focus Deputy’s effort on seat belt usage, pedestrian safety, distracted driving, speeding, and the dangers of driving under the influence. The Mineral County Sheriff’s office shares the same goal as the other 28 participating law enforcement agencies of “Zero Fatalities!”

This nationwide campaign aims to reduce serious injuries, death and property damage associated with traffic collisions. Law enforcement agencies “Join Forces” during the events to combat traffic safety issues throughout Nevada. By working together, we have a greater impact on roadway safety.