Ask Capt. Maccoun: Traffic Enforcement

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“When are we going to see some traffic enforcement in the Natomas Park area? I’m sure if you look at the accident statistics out here, you’ll see that there’s a problem. People routinely run stop signs and lights and speeding through neighborhoods is commonplace. Please help!”

-Shon D.

Capt. Maccoun answers:

On July 1 of this year, the Sacramento Police Dept. actually disbanded its Traffic Division (which enforced traffic violations and reviewed collision data) as a part of required budget reductions.

The traffic officers were all reassigned to handle routine patrol duties and fill vacancies created by layoffs. The one bright spot is that when they returned to patrol stations, they brought their issued motorcycles with them and parked them here at our station.

Once a week, the four former motor officers at our station are allowed to ride their bikes to maintain their skills and if calls for service allow, they work some problem locations in our third of the city.

Let us know where your areas of concern are and we will see if they can spend some time there.

Capt. James Maccoun oversees the Sacramento Police Dept.’s north-area command, which includes Natomas. To submit your questions to Capt. Maccoun, send an email to [email protected] with “Ask Capt. Maccoun” in the subject line.

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