Lt. Pete Turcotte
Lt. Pete Turcotte
The objective of the Traffic Enforcement Unit is to reduce traffic-related injuries and crashes through educational and enforcement efforts. This goal is accomplished through programs presented to high school students and community organizations, concentrated enforcement efforts in areas where statistics indicate a high frequency of crashes, and public awareness programs.
Officers assigned to Traffic Enforcement Unit participate in educational and community awareness programs throughout the year. These programs consist of driver safety presentations to high school classes, driver’s education classes, scout troops, church groups, and make other presentations as requested. Officers participate in static displays, to include ‘Night Out Against Crime’, Annual Air Shows, and helping with presentations of the ‘Ghost-Out’ Program at the high schools. They also coordinate with local MADD chapters, as well as Safe Kids of Georgia
The Traffic Enforcement Unit concentrates its normal enforcement efforts in areas where statistics indicate a high frequency of automobile crashes and other areas receiving traffic related complaints. During certain holiday seasons, all officers assigned to the unit participate in specialized patrols. These patrols, commonly referred to as task forces, operate under adjusted hours and target D.U.I., speed, and seat belt offenses. These task forces often set up stationary road checks throughout the county. The purpose of these road checks is to ensure that all motorists passing the road check are sober, licensed, and insured. The unit also performs many road checks throughout the year in conjunction with the Georgia State Patrol. The statistics from these road checks are reported nationally.