BOARDMAN -- Township police begin a program today aimed at traffic enforcement in the neighborhoods.
The Neighborhood Traffic Enforcement Program was created by Chief Jeffrey Patterson to address traffic complaints the department receives from township residents.
Most of the complaints involve speeding in residential neighborhoods.
NTEP's primary objective will be conducting extra traffic enforcement in residential neighborhoods that receive the most complaints. Officers will focus on speeding and safety belt/child restraint violations.
Increased police presence is another benefit of the program, police say.
The 15-week program will run through Labor Day weekend. At least once per week, the department will evaluate and determine which specific locations most need the added attention.
Some of the streets to be targeted in the coming week are Edenridge Drive, Glenwood, Rockdale and Maple avenues, Mill Creek Boulevard, Overhill Road, Roche Way and Straley Lane.
People who want to report a traffic complaint or request extra traffic enforcement during the program may contact the department's traffic unit supervisor, Sgt. John Allsopp, at (330) 726-4144.