The Delta Police Department’s traffic unit continues to come up with unique ways to enhance enforcement in the area.
On Thursday morning the traffic unit took to its Twitter feed @DPDTraffic to ask the public for requests on where officers should set up.
As a result, officers conducted enforcement at the stop sign at the intersection of Lyon Road and Nicholson Road in North Delta, stopped speeders on Nordel Way and Kittson Parkway, and enforced the no right turn on a red light from the Save-On-Foods parking lot onto 12th Avenue in Tsawwassen.
Later in the day officers were at 12th Avenue and English Bluff Road to make sure drivers were stopping for pedestrians.
Officers could not get to all the requested locations made by the public, but deemed the exercise a success, promising to conduct the initiative again.
In the past two months, DPD traffic enforcement has been stepped up in a number of ways, including the activation of a direct Twitter feed.
In what is believed to be a first for policing in B.C., the DPD’s traffic section has been regularly advising social media followers when and where traffic enforcement will be occurring.
“Although Delta police and other forces occasionally publicize enforcement efforts, we don’t think any other police force in B.C. has committed to giving the public a heads up on a regular basis,” said S/Sgt. Ryan Hall. “We’ll be giving folks who follow us @DPDTraffic on Twitter an advance warning of enforcement efforts approximately once a week.”