Goal Four:  Focus on Traffic and Pedestrian Safety

    • Policy reflects strong focus on traffic safety – focusing enforcement efforts on violations that statistics show lead to accidents, injuries, and deaths on roadways.
    • Use of internal component of our Body Worn Camera (BWC) program to ensure that officers are utilizing the tenants of Procedural Justice and Fair & Impartial policing during all interactions, including traffic stops
    • Records Management System (RMS) includes recordkeeping of citizen traffic complaints, to use for data driven decision making and allocation of patrol efforts.
    • Passive traffic counting and speed recording device assists with allocation of patrol efforts. This device (JAMAR box) also utilizes software to compute the best time for police presence and enforcement efforts.
    • Complaint and commendation online reporting process for easy access and includes traffic complaints
    • Traffic report platform developed with CRI-TA team to keep community informed.
    • Work as part of a statewide grant program (TZD) for officers to focus on impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, and seatbelts.
    • Driver Diversion Program emphasizes assisting drivers with reinstating invalid, revoked or suspended driver’s license status.
      • Officers educate and provide drivers with materials during traffic stops to guide them into a program designed to allow them to reinstate their driver’s license and avoid future violations and hardships.
    • Lights ON! Program for motorists with broken or burned out vehicle lights helps promote safe vehicle operation and increases opportunity and access to services through vouchers issued by officers during traffic stops for free repair of the light instead of a citation .