Belmont Police to Notify Public of Planned Enforcement 'Hot Spots'

Do you follow the Belmont Police Department on Twitter?  If not, you may want to start.

That's because the agency announced Thursday that they will begin tweeting out alerts "...advising where traffic officers will be conducting directed traffic enforcement efforts," according to Police Captain Patrick Halleran.

Halleran says those alerts will also be sent out via the Nextdoor social media site.

“The idea behind this program is two-fold. The first is, if people know where we are working, they will be more mindful of their driving,” said Police Chief Dan DeSmidt. “The second is to get more community involvement in our traffic safety efforts."

Distributed alerts will have the tag line, "Traffic Enforcement Hot Spots."

If there is ever a hot spot in Belmont you want police to know about, Halleran says to call the department at 650-595-7400 or email police@belmont.gov– or, of course you can tweet them @belmontcapolice.

Pearl February 14, 2014 at 04:30 PM
Why give notice to the people who are behaving badly? As soon as the enforcement program ends, they will go right back to their bad driving habits.
Phillip Bailey February 14, 2014 at 04:42 PM
The worst is the cross walk near IHM back and forth to Carlmont Shopping Center. They've had a new crosswalk THERE for quite some time that flashes and lights up but cars still seemingly IGNORE people trying to cross.


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