|2010 Cox Classic Post Event Report|
During the week of 26 July 2010 through 01 August 2010, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) conducted a selective traffic / parking enforcement in conjunction with the Cox Classic golf tournament. 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. The operations were funded by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS). NOHS provided up to $7,000.00 in overtime funds for this event.
During the Cox Classic selective enforcement operations, Deputies worked approximately 130.5 hours of grant-funded overtime, drove approximately 635 miles, and compiled the following statistics:
Our selective enforcement goals were to reduce speeding, prevent drunk drivers, and to diminish the number of parking complaints in both neighborhoods. Based on statistics from 2009, the number of parking tickets issued in 2010 decreased significantly—down nearly 55%. Parking citations issued during the previous three Cox Classic tournaments were 59, 44, and 51 respectively. The number of vehicles towed was also down considerably from the previous three years when ten, nine and seven vehicles were impounded.