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Officers on motorcycles to patrol VA Interstates
by Associated Press
Posted on November 11, 2009 at 10:59 AM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officers on motorcycles will be out on interstates in southeast Virginia this week to crack down on speeding and other violations.
The Motor Enforcement, Accident Reduction effort, referred to as Project M.E.A.R., will include officers from Virginia State Police along with the Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach police departments. The Portsmouth Sheriff's Office also is participating.
Throughout the year, law-enforcement agencies work together on projects to increase enforcement on roads, track down people wanted on warrants and to identify criminal activity in undercover operations.