REDMOND, Ore. - The Redmond Police Department conducted five enhanced DUII enforcement patrols in September. During this effort, Redmond police put five additional officers on the road, funded by DUII grant funds. These five officers worked a total of thirty (30) hours resulting in numerous traffic stops being conducted. Three DUII arrests were made during these extra shifts.
During the month of September, patrol officers working their regular shifts arrested no less than fourteen (14) DUII drivers.
The end of September means the 2015/2016 grant year has ended. It is anticipated the application process for the 2016/2017 grant year will start very soon. Your Redmond Police Department intends to apply for additional funds to keep extra officers on the road seeking out and arresting DUII drivers, with the intent to deter DUII driving in the first place.
The primary purpose of these additional patrols is to prevent deaths, injuries and property damage caused by DUII drivers by removing them from the road. Redmond Police Department officers are trained to look for signs of impairment beyond just alcohol, as many other substances, legal or illegal, can impair a person’s ability to operate a vehicle.
The officers of the Redmond Police Department are committed to making Redmond the safest city in Oregon. Preventing, locating and arresting DUII drivers is one of many ways they are working to accomplish this vision. Funding to support these enhanced DUII patrols is provided by a DUII High Visibility Enforcement Grant, awarded to the Redmond Police Department from the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Please report suspected DUII drivers by calling 541-693-6911 in Deschutes County or anywhere in Oregon by calling 800-24-DRUNK (800-243-7865).