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Weeks brings increased patrols

Friday, June 29, 2012

With the July 4 holiday right around the corner, community members won't need to fret about safety concerns that come with the celebration.

Both the Clay County Sheriff's Department and the Brazil City Police Department plan to increase patrols not only during the weekend, but throughout the entire week.

"Usually during holidays, we increase DUI and reckless driving patrolling," Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said. "There are much more people traveling around the holiday."

Brazil City Police Chief Clint McQueen agreed that there will be more people traveling this coming week.

"Due to the influx of people into the city from out in the county and people from out of town who come to visit the festival, we will have more officers available," McQueen said. "We want to increase the level of safety due to the large crowds and keep people as safe as we can with the increase in traffic."

McQueen said in years past, the police department has seen an increase in problems during this holiday.

"The calls increase, especially with domestic disturbances with the heat and holiday, but we are ready for that," McQueen said. "We have officers ready to respond. With the increase of officer visibility, we can show people we are out there to keep people safe."

Heaton said he wants the community to be able to celebrate the holiday as long as they do it safely.

"We don't want any traffic fatalities, and we want to bring awareness to the DUI aspect," he said. "We want people to celebrate the holiday while being responsible."

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It's ok, policy enforcers. Stay at the station. We will call you if we need you. Anyone who believes that increased patrols will make you safer can go ahead and get your cookie and milk now and get your blanky for your nap.

As for the DUI checkpoints, there is a local group that puts out 4AVZ (4th Amendment Violation Zone) ahead cones. L@@k for them.

-- Posted by ClayPrepper on Sun, Jul 1, 2012, at 4:01 PM

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