|Cox Classic Event Report|
During the week of 30 July 2012 through 05 August 2012, 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 $7,500.00 in overtime funds for this event.
During the Cox Classic selective enforcement operations, Deputies worked approximately 141 hours of grant-funded overtime, drove approximately 732 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 the 2011 tournament, the number of parking tickets issued in 2012 decreased by 32%. Parking citations issued during the three previous Cox Classic tournaments (2009-2011) were 51, 44, and 29 respectively. The number of vehicles towed remained the same from 2011.
Contact: Lt. Rich Lally