Special Traffic Enformcement Program
Posted Date: 2/1/2007
Contact: Sgt. David Elliott
Monterey Park Police Department Traffic Bureau
MONTEREY PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE COMMENCE SPECIAL TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
More traffic education and safer streets are coming to Monterey Park in the coming years. Increased special traffic education and enforcement measures are on tap as a result of a recent $204,240.00 grant awarded to the Monterey Park Police Department.
The Monterey Park Police Department’s Comprehensive Traffic Education and Enforcement Program will supply funding for officers to provide education, enforcement and innovative strategies to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in traffic collisions. The funded enforcement strategies will include Driving Under the Influence saturation patrols, Primary Collision Factor directed patrols, and directed seatbelt enforcement. The funds will also be used to deploy the Department’s 44 foot traffic education trailer and take our “Safe Moves City” program to all local elementary schools to better educate our community regarding traffic safety. In addition, an automated citations program will be developed so officers will use hand held computers to issue citations as opposed to hand writing each citation. This will enhance overall service and improve efficiency.
Funding for the programs comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Safety Administration.
“The Monterey Park Police Department is dedicated to keeping our roadways safe through engineering, education, and enforcement,” said Jones M. Moy, Chief of Police.
“When more people buckle up and drive sober and safely, we save lives. It’s just that simple,” said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the Office of Traffic Safety. “This grant will help make Monterey Park just that much safer of a place to live and work.”