Kearney Police, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office total 688 traffic stops through enforcement campaign
KEARNEY, NE — Buffalo County law enforcement agencies are sharing their results from a national enforcement campaign.
The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office and Kearney Police Department conducted the National Speeding Prevention High-Visibility Enforcement Mobilization campaign from July 20-August 14. Sheriff’s deputies registered 256 total traffic contacts over that span. They issued 213 warning/defect cards, 28 speeding citations, 15 citations for other traffic violations, made two arrests for DUI, four arrests for driving under suspension, one citation for drug paraphernalia and one citation for marijuana possession.
Deputies accounted for 52 hours of additional coverage through the program.
Kearney Police officers made 432 traffic stops during the campaign. They wrote 74 warnings and citations for speeding, made six DUI arrests and issued eight minor in possession citations. Officers worked 31 hours of overtime in addition to regular patrol.
The campaign was funded through a mini-grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office.