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 September 9, 2016, the LAPD will conduct a Directed Enforcement
Task Force (DETF) at various intersections throughout
Operations-Central Bureau (OCB). 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 Los Angeles Department of
Transportation and LAPD partner on safety programs throughout the
City of Los Angeles as part of Vision Zero, a goal to end traffic
deaths by 2025. The DETF is a data-driven effort that brings a
laser focus to locations and causes of crashes, preventable through
education, enforcement, and engineering.
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 in OCB that the DETF will
• Alvarado Street at Wilshire Boulevard
• San Pedro Street at Gage Avenue
• Daly Street at Broadway
• 6th Street at Alvarado Street
• Los Feliz Boulevard at Commonwealth Avenue
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;
Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911!
To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles Police
Department traffic safety efforts, please contact Lieutenant Dave
Ferry, Emergency Operations Division, at 213-486-0680.