The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it’s stepping up patrols during the holiday season as part of the Joining Forces campaign. This statewide initiative starts Dec. 20 and continues through Jan. 3. The sheriff’s office reports that more deputies will be on the roads—and they’ll be looking for people driving under the influence. Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety provided grant funding to pay for the extra patrols. Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional Nevada law enforcement program that aims to reduce injuries and crashes by enforcing rules about driving under the influence, speeding, distracted driving and violations of seat belt and pedestrian safety laws.