Los Angeles: One of the primary duties of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is to facilitate the safe and expeditious movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. To enforce compliance with traffic laws and to develop driver awareness of the causes of traffic collisions, the LAPD appropriately warns, cites or arrests traffic law violators.
On July 1, 2015, the LAPD will conduct a Directed Enforcement Task Force (DETF) to various intersections throughout Operations-West Bureau (OWB). The goal of the DETF is to reduce the number of traffic collisions at specific intersections that have the highest incident of fatalities, severe or visible injuries, through education and enforcement. The DETF will be comprised of officers from traffic divisions throughout the City of Los Angeles. Through a detailed analysis of reportable traffic collisions over the past year, the LAPD has identified the following intersections that the DETF will focus on:
La Brea Avenue & Sunset Boulevard Western Avenue & Santa Monica Boulevard Hollywood Boulevard & Highland Avenue La Brea Avenue & San Vicente Boulevard Vista del Mar & Imperial Highway The DETF is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; To report drunk drivers – Call 911!
MEDIA NOTES: To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles Police Department traffic safety efforts, please contact Sergeant Jay Hom, Emergency Operations Division, at (213) 486-0680.