Operation S.L.A.T.E., Shooting Locations and Traffic Enforcement, will begin, Friday, November 28, 2014 and conclude on, Sunday, November 30, 2014. Operation S.L.A.T.E. involves targeted traffic-related enforcement in specific areas where more than one shooting and more than one injury collision or traffic fatality has occurred in close proximity in the current year between 1/01/2014 to 11/23/2014 High visibility traffic enforcement will be conducted in the confines of the 71 PRECINCT.
Focused traffic initiatives targeting the most hazardous infractions will be conducted included but not limited to:
- Vehicle Safety & D.W.I. Checkpoints
- Speeding enforcement
- Motorcycle enforcement
- Unlicensed vehicles for hire enforcement
- Enforcement in the vicinity of problematic licensed premises, if shootings have occurred in close proximity.
The goal of this type of initiative is to deter crime and also reduce traffic injuries. Omni-presence with a zero tolerance policy toward violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Laws in the zones where multiple shootings and collisions have occurred.