Killeen Police Beefing Up Patrols For Holiday
As you might expect on a holiday weekend, Killeen's Police will focus on impaired drivers and those who exceed the posted speed limits.
In a statement released Tuesday, the Killeen Police Department reminds drivers to exercise care during the Memorial Day holidays and drive safely.
The department will have extra patrols that will be on the lookout for speeders and impaired drivers. The extra patrols are a result of the department’s participation in a Texas Department of Transportation funded grant known as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). Officers working with the STEP program will focus on those who are exceeding the posted speed limit and locating and arresting impaired or intoxicated drivers who are presenting a hazardous risk.
The goal of this program is to prevent potential injuries and loss of life to local drivers and holiday travelers, the KPD added in the release.
Public Affairs Officer Carroll Smith added, "The Killeen Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day holiday."