"GREENSBORO, NC (Feb. 6, 2015) –Beginning Monday, Feb. 9, motorists and residents should see an increased police presence in the area of W. Market St. and Muirs Chapel Rd..
As with previous traffic safety campaigns, the goal of this initiative is to reduce the number of traffic crashes and make the area safer.
Police officers from the Western Patrol Division are joining efforts with the Greensboro Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit to expand the initiative to include community outreach events such as neighborhood walk-thrus and equipment displays.
“The purpose of this effort is not only to reduce crashes and crime, but also to help residents build a stronger community,” said Lt. Chad Williams Executive Officer for Western Division. “We know that neighbors who look out for themselves and each other have such a great influence on making their communities safer.”
To launch the ten-week campaign, GPD’s Mobile Command Post will be at the Harris Teeter shopping complex at the corner of W. Market St. and Montrose Ave. from 9 am – 1 pm on Monday. The public can walk through the vehicle, meet officers, and receive crime prevention material.
The location for this campaign was chosen based on crime data and crash information in the area. As a point of comparison, an analysis of data from the campaign area the same ten week periods 2012-2014 shows an average of:
- Nine reported crashes
- Four burglaries
- Two robberies
- Seven larcenies
- Eight larcenies from auto
The increased traffic enforcement portion of this effort will finish on April 19. Officers will use marked and unmarked vehicles to deter and detect violators.
At the conclusion of the campaign, police and crime analysts will review the traffic and crime data to determine what effects the initiative had on traffic safety and crime in the area."
- A Press Release