Residential Speed Initiative Program


Residential speeding remains one of the most common concerns that law enforcement and local government entities receive in the U.S. The majority of times, neighborhoods experience increased traffic and speeding at the same times of day, making it even more challenging for law enforcement.  Our Solution? Work in collaboration with residents/neighborhoods to help address safety concerns.


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Here are the key options available to residents/neighborhoods to help address traffic safety concerns.

  • SPEED TRAILER/STUDY—this dual-purpose equipment is used to:
    1) help create short-term awareness among motorists by displaying vehicle rates of speed and safety messages, and
    2) capture speed data, with a detailed analysis provided to residents to determine next best steps.


  • STEALTH STAT SPEED STUDY—this small device is inconspicuously deployed in a key area for 7 days to capture traffic speed data to determine reality, severity, duration, etc. of any speeding concerns. Results are shared with resident/neighborhood to determine next steps.


  • HAND-HELD RADAR DEVICE—a resident and a deputy sit in an unmarked vehicle where residents can see the realities of speed perception vs speed reality.


  • NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK WATCH—this is a brief educational meeting where a deputy and the Sheriff’s public information officer meet with interested neighbors on their turf to discuss options available, traffic & enforcement realities, and safety prevention in general.


  • INCREASED PATROL EFFORTS—as workload (calls for service) permit, this short-term method provides additional patrol in targeted neighborhoods to help with speed enforcement. This is good short-term option, but cannot be sustained due to our jurisdiction of 459 square miles.


  • SPECIAL DUTY ENFORCEMENT—residents/HOA hire off-duty deputies during peak traffic/speed times. This guarantees enforcement when and where neighbors want it.


Please note these last two options involve enforcement of speed/traffic laws, and could include the issuance of speeding tickets or warnings.