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Secondary Roads Unit

The Secondary Road Patrol’s primary purpose is to patrol the County’s Secondary Roads and perform activities which help reduce the threat of injury caused by traffic crashes on Secondary Roads.  Some duties included in patrolling Secondary Roads are: investigating and reporting traffic crashes, taking appropriate action against violators of criminal laws, issuing verbal warnings and written citations for violations, providing emergency assistance, taking complaints and providing traffic safety information and education programs.  These activities are endorsed by the Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) which is a division of the Michigan Department of State Police. 

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is implementing two new law enforcement tools to slow down speeders, those driving under the influence and traffic offenders putting innocent motorists at risk.  Sheriff Benny Napoleon is putting two stealth vehicles—a 2010 Chevy Camaro and 2010 Dodge Challenger—on patrol to take the agency’s law enforcement efforts on Secondary Roads to the next level.  The Sheriff is not wasting any time putting these vehicles into effect because within last year alone, Road Patrol conducted 19,389 traffic stops, a 20 percent increase over the previous year.  With 317 arrested for driving under the influence in the last three years.  

The semi-marked Camaro and Challenger are more apt to blend in with traffic giving them the ability to enhance enforcement efforts when it comes to speeding, DUI’s, and distracted driving.  Funding for the vehicles is provided by the Secondary Road Grant enacted in 1978 which established the Secondary Road Patrol program.  Both vehicles are valued at $35,000. 

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