Cox Classic Post Event Report
During the week of 20 JULY 2009 through 26 JULY 09, 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. The operations were funded by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS). NOHS provided up to $6,500.00 in overtime funds for this event.
During the Cox Classic selective enforcement, the DCSO compiled the following statistics:
- 51 Parking Violations
- 1 DUI Arrest
- 3 Misdemeanor Arrests / Citations
- 1 Stop Sign Violation
- 7 Vehicles Towed
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 previous three (3) years, the number of parking tickets issued in 2009 increased slightly from 2008, but are down from 2006 and 2007. The number of vehicles towed was down from the previous years.