8-6-08 Cox Classic Post Event Report
RELEASE DATE: 05 August 2008
During the week of 28 JULY 2008 through 03 AUGUST 08, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) conducted a selective traffic / parking enforcement in conjunction with the Cox Classic. The selective enforcement effort occurred in the Eagle Run West and Grayhawk neighborhoods at various hours, day and night, during the golf tournament. Feedback from both the neighborhood associations and tournament officials assisted in determining the DCSO’s selective enforcement plan.
During the Cox Classic selective enforcement, the DCSO compiled the following statistics:
- 44 Parking violation citations were issued
- 9 vehicles were towed
- 1 DUI arrest
- 1 misdemeanor arrest / citation
Our goal with this selective enforcement was to reduce speeding, prevent drunk drivers, and to diminish the number of parking complaints in both neighborhoods. Based upon statistics from the previous two (2) years, it appears that the enforcement effort is reducing traffic and parking complaints. For example, 101 parking citations were issued in 2006, and 59 parking citations were issued in 2007; which is a distinct reduction in comparison with the 2008 statistic.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone:
SAFETY BELTS and CHILD SAFETY SEATS SAVE LIVES! PLEASE BUCKLE UP!