SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES VIGILANT DURING 100 DAYS AND NIGHTS OF SUMMER

SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES VIGILANT DURING 100 DAYS AND NIGHTS OF SUMMER

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies will join 65 other agencies throughout New Mexico in the annual 100 Days and Nights of Summer public safety campaign beginning July 1, 2014.

The initiative, grant-funded by the New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division, provides overtime pay for saturation patrols, checkpoints and added enforcement during a 100-day period from June through September. Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies will step enforcement in all areas of the county, with specific patrols scheduled in conjunction with other law-enforcement agencies.

The sheriff’s office kicks off its involvement on July 1 to coincide with the beginning of the fiscal year.

Summer months typically see an increase of highway traffic due to summer vacations and holidays that fall within the warmer months, like 4th of July and Labor Day.

Law enforcement reminds all motorists that the most critical things you can do to prevent injury and enhance safety when you are in a vehicle are the most simple: wear your seatbelt, always drive at the posted speed limit and pay attention to the road.

 The 100 Days and Nights of Summer campaign runs through Sept. 30. 

 

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Public Information Communication Specialist Kelly Jameson at (575) 386-4302.