I have noticed a lot of cars speeding in the city. Can you guys please increase patrols and crackdown on the speeders, not just on Santa Fe?
Chief Douglas Stephens: Yeah. That’s an interesting one. Usually, we hear the opposite of that. Can you stop writing us so many tickets? But yeah. We totally agree. I think that one of the units that we have within the police department is proactive unit called the traffic unit. Their entire job is to handle proactive and reactive enforcement related to two traffic related incidents. So write tickets, provide education, and investigate accidents. So currently, we have five officers assigned to traffic unit, and that’s their job. They do the best they can, given their other responsibilities with investigating accidents as well. They do write as many tickets as they can. People ask me all the time, do you have a quota? I’m like, “No, they can write as many as they want.”
But what I do like, I’ve never been a big traffic cop in my career. I’ve just done other things. But I do have our officers that they concentrate areas on high accident intersections, number one. Number two would be school zones. Number three would be safety in construction areas, where people are at higher risk of getting injured, school zones and construction, and also on neighborhood complaints, specific areas where we get complaints. So if you’re seeing an area that you specifically have some concerns about, please let us know, and we’ll get some officers down there to do some proactive enforcement and do the best we can on that.