Speed Studies

In response to citizen concerns or officer observations, the Police Department initiates speed studies throughout the City. We primarily use a covert radar system, which is especially helpful because it captures drivers behavior as it would naturally occur. The radar is typically deployed for a few days and records the speeds of all vehicles traveling by the radar.

If a location has a high incidence of excessive speed violations, the Police Department will initiate additional enforcement actions in the area. The "high incidence of excessive speed" is dependent upon a number of factors and the Department's tolerance for speeding may vary. Some of these factors may be the presence of schools, pedestrians, or high traffic volumes in the area.

Officers will still monitor speeding complaint areas as time allows.

Below are the reports generated from the covert radar by year.