Transportation Safety

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The Special Operations Section

Ensuring the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and maintaining the safe and orderly flow of traffic is the primary mission of the Police Department’s Special Operations Section. As part of the Department’s traffic safety program, the Special Operation Section works with other County agencies and community members to address areas of concern. Resources are deployed based on the following priorities: Accident Reduction, School Zone Safety, Bike/Pedestrian Safety and other areas of concern as identified by citizens.

 

In order to fulfill our mission, the Special Operations Section shall:

  • Conduct selective enforcement in problem areas
  • Respond in a timely and effective manner to community complaints and concerns
  • Participate in local and regional traffic safety programs
  • Collaborate with public and private entities to efficiently and effectively address transportation safety concerns

 

 

Meet the Special Operations Section Supervisors
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Captain A. Kim
Commander, Special Operations Section
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Lieutenant K. Riley
Supervisor, Special Operations Section
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Lieutenant A. Bercovicz
Supervisor, Special Operations Section
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Monthly Transportation Safety Highlight: Back to School Means Sharing the Road

Back to school safety tips

As students return to class on Monday, August 29, ACPD will conduct a high-visibility transportation safety campaign in and around school zones and bus stops to ensure the first trip back to class is as safe as possible. Back-to-school is an opportune time for community members to refamiliarize themselves with the location of school zones and applicable traffic laws. 

Drivers are reminded to:

  • Obey speed limits which may change during school zone times.
  • Avoid distracted driving and keep your attention on the road.
  • Watch for students walking and riding bikes to school.
  • Obey applicable traffic laws pertaining to school buses.
    • Don't pass a stopped school bus loading or unloading passengers.
    • On a two-lane road, vehicles traveling in both directions must stop.
    • On a divided highway, vehicles behind the bus must stop. Vehicles traveling in the opposite direction may proceed with caution.
    • When approaching from any direction at a 4-way intersection, vehicles MUST stop for school buses with flashing red lights and an extended stop sign.
  • Have all vehicle occupants wear their seatbelts. 

With a little awareness and prevention, all travelers can arrive at their destinations in a timely and safe manner.