The LaPorte City Police Department will be continuing in its partnership with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) with a $21,150 grant for Operation Pull Over which expires in September of 2015.
Operation Pull Over is an initiative by officers to reduce traffic crashes and related injuries and fatalities with planned enforcement. The officers work toward monitoring dangerous driving behavior such as speeding, sign/signal violations, following too closely, reckless driving, texting while driving, and other unsafe driving behavior to reduce crashes. Police also conduct seat belt and child restraint enforcement to increase restraint use.
The new grant year has started and the first enforcement is underway. LaPorte officers will participate in 40 hours of seat belt patrols between now and Friday, Oct. 31. Officers chose this time frame as many Halloween-related activities are ongoing. Police will be patrolling for seat belt and child restraint violations as well as other traffic violations. Violators will be ticketed.