September 18, 2012

New Radar Trailer Hits the Streets

To a Neighborhood Near You

The Santa Cruz Police Department now has a Radar Speed Trailer.  Deputy Chief Steve Clark leveraged his friendships at a Marin County police agency that was selling the trailer and worked an amazing deal.  Other than a few minor mechanical repairs the trailer was in like-new condition.  Steve drove to Marin picked the trailer up and completed the repairs in his garage, ultimately saving the city about $12,000 over the purchase of a new trailer.   

This mobile unit can be transported to various locations in the city.  Along with enforcement, the trailer will be a big part of our program to increase driver awareness and reduce speeds.  The Traffic Unit will be responsible for deploying the trailer and developing a schedule.  Priority will be given to locations that have been the most dangerous or problematic.