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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS OPS-16 <br /> <br />EFFECTIVE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />DATE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 44 <br />04-30-15 07-17-19 YES <br />12-06-04 <br /> <br />This revision combines OPS-16, Add. 2, Add. 3 and Add. 4 <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The purpose of traffic enforcement is to reduce the occurrence of vehicle <br />collisions, ensure compliance with traffic laws, and establish policy and <br />procedure for violator contacts during traffic enforcement actions by officers of <br />the Department. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />A. The policy of the Surprise Police Department is to take a proactive <br />approach to managing the enforcement of federal, state, and City laws or <br />regulations through the use of educational and enforcement contact for <br />the purpose of maintaining traffic safety and reducing the occurrence of <br />vehicle collisions. <br />B. This policy encourages safe, unbiased, and professional officer behavior <br />during traffic enforcement actions and violator contacts, including high risk <br />vehicle and freeway stops, to maintain public safety. <br />C. Department policy establishes guidelines for the issuance of citations by <br />officers and for the procurement, issuance, and accountability for all <br />citations. <br /> <br />III. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />TERM DEFINITION <br />A multiple-lane divided expressway with fully controlled access, by <br />Freeway <br />clover leafs, for intersecting roads. <br />A main road or thoroughfare, such as a street, boulevard, or <br />Highway <br />parkway, available to the public for use in travel or transportation. <br /> <br />IV. TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT <br /> <br />A. General Procedures <br /> <br />1. All sworn patrol officers have the responsibility to enforce traffic <br />laws. It is therefore vital that patrol officers remain visible to act as <br />a deterrent to violators. <br />2. The State Traffic Code, ARS Title 28, will be used for all civil or <br />criminal violations of traffic laws. The Municipal Code may be used <br />as basis for a violation if the violation is not represented in the <br />State Traffic Code. <br /> <br />