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Chief: Police stepping it up against speed

Sweet Home’s Police Department has placed increased emphasis on traffic enforcement in the first few months of 2021, Police Chief Jeff Lynn told City Council members at their March 23 meeting.

“With our reduced staffing level at this point, we have saved some funds that we can redirect toward traffic enforcement. We’ve actually opened up some overtime slots a couple times a week so that we can focus officers just on traffic enforcement in some priority areas. Lynn said his staff has been focusing on the downtown corridor, particularly 1st Avenue, Holley Road and Main Street.

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