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Citizen Initiative in Assisting in Speed Control

The South Portland Police Department has an innovative program whereby local volunteers work with the police department to raise community awareness and encourage voluntary compliance by motorists of the posted and residential speed limits.

Here’s how it works: The police department’s Traffic Specialist Officer recruits and trains volunteers from the community on how to use the speed monitoring equipment.  The Traffic Specialist coordinates volunteer details in our school zones on a rotating basis. Volunteers work in pairs to monitor and record traffic speed.

The Citizen Initiative in Assisting in Speed Control is not an enforcement program. This local initiative is designed to encourage community members to take an active part in keeping their neighborhood and community safe. Volunteers for this program must be at least 18 years old.

If you are interested in obtaining more information, or would like to join the program, please contact Officer Rocco Navarro at RNAVARRO@southportland.org

Click on the link for a news article about the program: https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/community/radar-patrol-program-launches-in-south-portland-to-curb-speeding/97-1be41053-97f5-45b5-8c70-c5b15478ba88