Traffic Enforcement Traffic enforcement is one of many responsibilities all patrol officers perform. Traffic stops play a dual role in fighting crime and reducing crashes. They regularly result in criminal arrests, drug interdiction and criminal investigations.
The Cleburne Police Department has adopted the Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) operational model in an effort to reduce the incidence of crime, crashes and traffic violations. On March 25, 2014, the Cleburne City Council passed a resolution declaring that the City is dedicated to improving the quality of life by reducing crime, crashes and traffic violations, and calling upon its citizens to assist in these efforts.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the average American is more likely to be involved in a traffic crash than be a victim of crime. Everyone pays for traffic crashes and the economic costs are significantly more than crime.
Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes and at a tremendous cost. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that the annual economic cost to society of speeding-related crashes is $40.4 billion. In 2011, speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes, and 9,944 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes
The Cleburne Police Department has motorcycle officers and collision investigators assigned to patrol shifts to enhance our ability to proactively address traffic safety issues and coordinate special events.