NPD Identifies September Enforcement Zones

Date of Press Release: 
Fri, 09/08/2017
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

The Norman Police Department continues to implement the most up to date and innovative operational model for deploying law enforcement and other resources for the purposes of reducing traffic collisions and crime. Data Driven Approaches to Crime ad Traffic Safety (DDACTS) uses the integration of location-based crime and traffic data to establish effective and efficient methods in order to reduce the incidence of crime, crashes and traffic violations in the community.

Data has shown that sustained, high-visibility traffic enforcement can significantly reduce the frequency of traffic collisions and certain categories of crimes in the vicinity of the enforcement. Through crime analysis, the Norman Police Department has identified the following zones where our resources are most likely to influence the reductions.

During the month of September, the Norman Police Department will concentrate resources in the areas of 24th Avenue SW between Main Street and Lindsey Street along with 12th Avenue SE between Alameda Street and Lindsey Street.

Based upon the three-year traffic data for the month of September and the previous 90-day traffic data overview, we show the probability of seven to 25 traffic collisions taking place in these areas during the month of September. Officers will focus on violations shown to be the contributing factors for previous collisions such as following too closely, failure to yield, inattentive driving, unsafe lane changes, improper turns, and failure to obey traffic signals.  

Please drive carefully and obey the law. By working together, we can make Norman a safer place.