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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Traffic Enforcement Maintaining safe roadways for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians is a high pr i ority for the Flagstaff Police Department. All patrol officers ar e directed to conduct traffic enforcement to address the caus al factors of collisions within their beat. The Traffic Unit is comprised of five officer s, three of whom ar e certified to operate police motorcycles . Police motorcycles are utilized as weather and staffing permits. The motorcycle units ar e more effective in providing enfor cement in highly congested areas where patrol cars are ineffective. The Traffic Unit r eceives input from citizen s about identifying tr affic problems and aggr essively works thes e citizen complaint zones. Traffic officers also provide funer al escorts , par ade details, collision investigations , and back up for other officers. Members of the Traffic Unit also r egularly promote traffic s afety at various community meetings and by instructing classes in conjunction with Dr iving Arizona. The Traffic Unit is also assigned to special duty events to include but not limited to: Tequila Sunr ise, New Year ’s Eve, Winter Lights Para de, Dew Downtown, Fourth of July f estivities , Armed Forces Day Parade, among numerous other community held events. In 2015, our department conducted sever al tr affic projects. These pr ojects included: a Seatbelt Campaign, a Red Light Campaign, a Bicycle Saf ety Campaign, and a Pedestrian Safety Campaign. Each campaign is s ever al months long and includes a public education component followed by an emphasis in enfor cement. A diversionary program was created in conjunction with the Bicycle Safety Campaign, permitting an offender to attend a bicycle safety class in lieu of paying monetary fines. There were 2,871 total collisions in 2015; of those 2,430 were non -injury collisions. There were 434 injury collisions and seven (7) collis ions which resulted in fatalit ies . In 2015, Officers issued 10,627 citations for tr affic related offenses such as s peeding and r ed light v iolations. This is an increase of 25% from the number of citations issued in 2014. Members of the Traffic Unit wer e r esponsible for issuing 22.6% o f the departmental citation s total. Officers issued 6995 warnings in 2015, which is an increase of 3% from 2014. In 2015, off icers ar rested 584 impaired drivers. The Collision Reconstruction Team is compris ed of thr ee Detective/Corporals, two officers a nd one alternate position. They ar e responsible for reconstructing fatal and serious injury collisions. All team members met on a r egular basis to r eview past and pr esent investigations. In 2015, the team investigated s even fatal collisions and assisted NA U with one of their fatal collisions. The Collision Reconstruction Team r eceived new L eica s canning equipment to be s hared with other Northern Arizona agencies. This equipment was r eceived from Rico funds and has also been utilized f or serious crimes s cenes.

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Annual report 2015  

The Flagstaff Police Department is pleased to present the 2015 Annual Report.