The new Citizen Initiated Traffic Enforcement Program (CITE) is designed to give residents a responsible role in keeping the streets of Romeoville safe and free from dangerous speeding vehicles. The participants are members of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni of Romeoville (CPAAR) organization.
"Residents frequently express a concern with speeding vehicles in their neighborhoods," said Chief Mark Turvey. "This is a great opportunity for the police department to utilize CPAAR volunteers to expand our current level of traffic safety activities," he added.
In the radar program, trained volunteers monitor vehicle speeds using a department issued radar unit. In the event a violation is observed, the volunteer will document the vehicles speed, time, description and license plate number on a log sheet. Courtesy letters are then mailed to the registered owners advising them of the observed violation.
"This is excellent way to utilize volunteers and improve the quality of life for our residents by keeping our neighborhoods safe," said Mayor John Noak.
The goal of this program is to engage members of the Citizens Police Academy to address issues involving speeding vehicles in our neighborhoods. The information gained from the program will allow the Police Department to focus its resources in specific areas to further address any enforcement needs.