MCSO enhancing traffic enforcement this month

In an effort to increase safety, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 6-Queen Creek has increased traffic patrols during the month of September.

The enhanced traffic enforcement is focusing on school zones, construction zones, violators who fail to stop for school bus stopsigns  and high traffic areas, according to a press release.

“Traffic enforcement is always a part of our daily activities, but during the month of September we will be allocating additional resources to the effort,” MCSO District 6-Queen Creek Capt. Dave Munley said in the release. “Our goal is to help keep Queen Creek safe by reducing the potential for accidents through traffic enforcement. We were fortunate to receive a grant to help offset the costs associated with the increased patrols.”

MCSO received a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to support the effort. In addition to the regularly scheduled deputies who patrol Queen Creek and respond to calls for service, during the month of September, supplemental deputies and assignment adjustments will be made to enhance coverage in school zones, construction zones, and areas with high traffic.

“As Queen Creek continues to grow, we continue to see increases in traffic,” Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney said in the release. “The purpose of the increased patrols is to increase safety without taking away from the deputies who are already on the streets. MCSO does a fantastic job keeping our community safe, and we support this proactive approach to remind residents to slow down, avoid distractions and obey traffic laws.”

MCSO District 6-Queen Creek is at 22308 S. Ellsworth Road.

In an emergency, call 911. To reach MCSO’s non-emergency number, call 602-876-1011.

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