Claremore Daily Progress

November 21, 2012

Increased police presence

Mark Friedel
Staff Reporter

CLAREMORE — A “More Cops, More Stops” campaign began Friday and continues through Nov. 25, according to a release by the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office. 

Area residents will see more law enforcement officers conducting extra patrols and checkpoints during the special campaign, aimed to reduce accidents and save lives.
During the statewide enforcement, officers plan to crack down on drunk driving, seat belt violations and speeding. 
In 2011, more than 600 people were killed in Oklahoma vehicle crashes. Nearly 50 percent of the fatalities were alcohol-related and 30 percent declared unsafe speeding crashes, according to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Offices.
“The campaign is issued several times throughout the year, particularly around the holidays or special events,” said Lt. John Sappington of the Rogers County Sheriff’s Dept. 
“A statewide grant provides departments with the funds to be able to provide the additional patrol.”