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Door County Law Enforcement Deems High Visibility Enforcement Deployment A Success

Door County roads are a little safer after the Sturgeon Bay Police and Door County Sheriff Departments have completed participation in the five month 2012 Seatbelt High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Deployment program.

That's according to Door County Sheriff's Department Lt. Jeff Farley, who was impressed with the stats the program produced.

The HVE deployment was funded through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation. The funding paid for three extra officers from the county and two from the city to patrol, focusing solely on traffic and seatbelt enforcement and OWI detection.

Over the course of eight enforcement days in September, 200 traffic citations were issued, 142 traffic warnings given, and 4 non-traffic related arrests made from the stops.

Farley says in many cases, the officer's level of training allowed them to detect other violations than what the stop was originally intended for. Farley hopes that this year's success with the program means a repeat next year.

September Deployment Results

  • 275 traffic stops were made during the deployments that covered 32 hours. 
  • 200 traffic citationswere issued:
    • 142         Seatbelt 
    • 27           Speeding
    • 2              OWI (operate while intoxicated)
    • 4              OAR (operate after revocation) and OWS (operate while suspended)
    • 2              Vehicle registration
    • 23           Miscellaneous violations  (i.e.: stop sign / no insurance)
  • 142 traffic warningswere issued:
    • 93           Speeding
    • 11           Vehicle registration
    • 9              Vehicle equipment
    • 29           Miscellaneous violations
  • 4 non-traffic arrests from the stops:
    • 1              Possession of marijuana
    • 1              Possession of drug paraphernalia
    • 1              Possession of illegally obtained prescription
    • 1              warrant out of Kewaunee County

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