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NCJ Number: 210352 Find in a Library
Title: Residential Speeding in Raleigh, North Carolina: A Final Report to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services on the Field Applications of the Problem-Oriented Guides for Police Project
Author(s): Deborah Lamm Weisel
Corporate Author: North Carolina State University
United States of America
Date Published: August 2004
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: California Agriculture Experiment Station
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27650
Grant Number: 2001-CK-WX-K051
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United States of America

California Agriculture Experiment Station
University of California
, CA
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This final report describes a problem-oriented policing project undertaken by the Raleigh Police Department (RPD) on the problem of residential speeding in the city.
Abstract: The project, supported by funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), was designed to apply the information from selected Problem-Oriented Guides for Police (POP Guide) to actual crime and disorder problems, in this case, the problem of speeding in residential areas of Raleigh, NC. The project topic was selected through a survey of RPD employees and a corresponding POP Guide was distributed to project members. The problem-solving effort undertaken by the RPD focused on reducing speeding in 1 school zone where over 3,500 students attend 3 adjacent schools. Data analyzed included empirical information on traffic volume and speeds in each locations; speeding citations; driver surveys; and speed studies conducted by the RPD in the targeted areas. The findings revealed that most speeders were parents of students attending the schools, while commuters only accounted for a small part of the problem. The response was to target likely speeders; RPD distributed flyers on speeding risks to parents in carpool lanes and erected speed display signs. The project successfully reduced speeding by more than half following the educational effort. The study also had an impact on police, teaching them the principles of problem-oriented policing. Appendixes
Main Term(s): Problem-Oriented Policing; Traffic law enforcement
Index Term(s): Community policing; Final reports; Grants or contracts; North Carolina
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