By Jack Minor
Drivers in the Evans/Greeley area have commented for several weeks on the apparent increased number of traffic officers on the roads. Are the police departments engaged in a new traffic campaign? Are, as some have suggested, the cities running low on money and therefore stepping up enforcement?
According to the Evans police chief that is not the case.
When contacted, the Evans Police Chief Rick Brandt said they currently have no specific active traffic enforcement programs going on at this time beyond normal patrolling. Brandt did state that, on occasions, there may be increased coverage in a given area for a variety of reasons.
At the beginning of the year the city instituted a program that split the city into patrol districts with officers assigned to each area. The officers have been encouraged to take ownership for what happens in their districts and be responsive to issues in the community occurring in their areas.
Brandt also said there are times the department may temporarily step up patrolling a particular area based on citizen complaints or concerns or if a particular section of town has had a high number of accidents.
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