Gurnee Police Department Joins Other Midwest Law Enforcement Agencies In Multi-jurisdictional Mobilization

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May 12, 2009

Administration - Press Releases - 2009

Gurnee Police Department Joins Other Midwest Law Enforcement Agencies in Multi-Jurisdictional Mobilization

GURNEE, IL - May 12, 2009 - The Gurnee Police Department is joining other Illinois police agencies and police departments throughout the Midwest in conducting a first-of-its-kind, multi-state, multi-jurisdictional mobilization to address dangerous driving this Friday night. The effort, called Reducing Auto Crashes through Corridor Enforcement (RACCE), features high-visibility enforcement activity by multiple law enforcement agencies along the specific corridor. The RACCE initiative is being conducted in conjunction with the Click It or Ticket mobilization.

“The RACCE mobilization is unique in that it consists of a coordinated, multi-jurisdiction, high-visibility enforcement effort during a relatively short time frame, on a specific road corridor,” according to Gurnee Police Chief Robert Jones. “While the primary focus of this enforcement effort will be unbelted motorists, law enforcement will be quick to arrest impaired drivers or ticket speeders and other violators,” Jones said.

The effort is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 15th between 6:00-10:00pm, local time. State, county, and local law enforcement agencies from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin will participate in the mobilization.

“The RACCE enforcement effort will be conducted on US Highway 41 which runs about 800 miles from the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, through Wisconsin, into Illinois, then straight through Indiana,” Jones continued.

“US Highway 41 has been identified as an enforcement priority due to the volume of crashes and subsequent injuries and deaths that have resulted. The multi-state nature of the road was also a factor in choosing it,” Jones continued.

“Motorists must understand that wearing their seatbelts, adhering to posted speed limits and driving sober can mean the difference between life and death when traveling our roadways,” Jones concluded.

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Revised 05/14/09