Constables announce program addressing traffic problems
By 09/13/2007 00:00:00
Special to The Ellis County Press
The constables of Ellis County announced a new program directed at addressing problematic traffic related offenses within the county.
Constables from each pct. are combining resources to create the Constables Traffic Task Force.
This combined effort will target problem related areas anywhere within Ellis County where citizens complain of traffic related issues.
This new task force will saturate the problem areas with patrols of constables from each of the county's four pct.s on an 'as needed' and 'as available' basis until the problem(s) are corrected.
The objective of the CTTF is to limit the amount of unsafe traffic-related offenses occuring in large numbers anywhere throughout the county.
The Task Force is looking to curtail gross traffic related offenses in 'Hot' spots where a great number of drivers are ignoring traffic laws such as running stop signs, speeding, racing, etc.
Several objective areas for the CTTF will be higher danger areas including school zones, residential areas, road construction zones, etc.
To report a severe problem area, concerned citizens are being asked to visit the Ellis County constable's web site online at: www.elliscountyconstable.org where they can fill out an online traffic enforcement request and learn much more about each of the counties constables.
This request will be routed to the proper constable's pct. where an officer will investigate the reported problem area and determine whether the task force will be needed to patrol this particular area, or if the constable's department from that pct. can handle the problem area on its own.
Constables from each precinct in Ellis County want you to know 'we are committed to helping provide safe roadways for the citizens in Ellis County.'
If this program proves successful, the constable's will consider combining precinct efforts to address other specific problems in the future.
Constable Ben Fry, pct. 1
Constable Terry Nay, pct. 2
Constable Jimmy Ray, pct. 3
Constable Steve McKinney, pct. 4