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CHPD: More than 100 citations issued in 3-hour crackdown

Sentinel staff report–
If you thought you saw a lot more cops than usual in Citrus Heights on Monday, you were right.

The Citrus Heights Police Department this week teamed up with other police departments in the region to enforce stop sign and speeding violations in the city, resulting in 113 citations being issued.

In a news release, police said the Feb. 7 Traffic Enforcement Collaboration Operation was “in response to multiple traffic safety concerns expressed by the community related to stop sign violations and speeding in the residential neighborhoods of Citrus Heights.”

Officers from Sacramento Police Department, Folsom Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department, and West Sacramento Police Department participated in the operation, bringing on a total of ten additional traffic officers for a three-hour period on Monday.

Police said approximately 131 vehicle stops were made, with 113 citations being issued.

The operation was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, which last year awarded a $152,000 safety grant to CHPD to help fund various enforcement and training activities. In a news release last year, the department said operations to be funded will include DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols, distracted driving enforcement, speeding enforcement, and other efforts.

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