REDMOND, Ore. - In September, the Redmond Police Department conducted a DUII High Visibility Enforcement effort. During this time, Redmond police placed three additional officers on our roadways, funded by DUII grant funds.
A total of 12 hours were worked on grant time, resulting in several traffic citations issued, but no DUII arrests. Redmond patrol officers working their normal shifts during September arrested 13 DUII drivers. In 2017, RPD Officers arrested 125 drivers for DUII. To date in 2018, RPD has arrested 116 drivers.
The end of September represents the end of the grant year for the grant-funded DUII patrols. RPD Officers working their normal shifts will continue to patrol Redmond, looking to remove impaired drivers from our streets. Redmond PD has applied for additional grant funding, and the application process is ongoing.
The primary intent of these heighten 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 your Redmond Police Department are committed to making Redmond the safest community 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).