Seymour Police continue efforts to keep roads safe

The final enforcement blitz for this fiscal year is in the books for the Seymour Police Department.

SPD recently participated in Operation Pullover Blitz 99. Capt. Carl Lamb, department spokesman, says that officers worked overtime attempting to locate impaired drivers. During this blitz, he says that 21 traffic stops were initiated, and one arrest was made. That arrest was for operating while never receiving a license. SPD did not locate any impaired drivers during this blitz.

The Seymour Police Department’s first traffic safety activity for fiscal year 2020 will be the department’s seventh consecutive “Rule the Road” teen age driving program. In this program, approximately 35 students from Seymour High School will drive Seymour Police cars on five driving courses specially set up for this event.

Capt. Lamb says this event is set up to supplement drivers’ education and have police instructors teach young drivers techniques not often instructed during drivers’ education. This event is scheduled for October 10th at Freeman Field.

This event is a team effort between the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and the Indiana donor network. Lamb says that registration for this event is currently closed, however, other events will be conducted in 2020.