Mesquite Police participating in traffic enforcement campaign

Desert Valley Times • January 30, 2009

The Mesquite Police Department will be joining other law enforcement agencies throughout Nevada in the “Joining Forces” traffic enforcement campaign. The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety has awarded grant monies to the City of Mesquite to fund additional traffic enforcement; specifically seat belt, speed and DUI prevention and compliance.

The fifth event this year is during the first two weeks of February. The focus is the prevention of drinking and driving. During this time period, officers from the Mesquite Police Department will be in the Las Vegas Valley working with officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Henderson Police Department, and North Las Vegas Police Department to ensure the safety of the citizens by keeping drunk drivers off of the streets.
In the next few months, officers from Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Henderson Police Department, North Las Vegas Police Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and the Department of Public Safety Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) will be in Mesquite to assist the Mesquite Police Department with our traffic enforcement campaigns.

“This concept is what the Joining Forces Campaign is all about,” Sergeant Rob Stepp said. “We are educating the public and enforcing the traffic laws simultaneously.”

Chief Douglas Law said the grant program, which includes the funding of overtime for officers to be patrolling the streets, will continue as long as the funding is available.