Glenwood Springs Police Department announces new traffic enforcement officer

James Cary has his photo taken at the Glenwood Springs Police Department.
Courtesy/Glenwood Springs Police Department

The Glenwood Springs Police Department has announced James Cary as its new Traffic Enforcement Officer, a news release states.

Cary has been selected for this specialized position because of previous experience and training of a similar function from another agency. He starts in October, the release states.

The GSPD is aware of concerns from residents of perilous driving and traffic related issues, specifically collisions, behaviors and violations that contribute to injuries. 

Selecting Cary for TEO is an intent to create a safer environment for motorists and pedestrians while traveling through Glenwood Springs, the release states 

The function of the TEO will be a highly visible presence to modify dangerous driving. This position will also encompass public outreach, like presentations and youth safety programs, traffic grant management, collisions involving injuries and DUI enforcement. 

It’s important that the position does not solve collective traffic issues, the release states. 

After a reasonable period of time, the program will be evaluated to determine the need for extra resources. The TEO’s hours will vary based on need, traffic patterns and seasons of the year. 

There will be a dedicated phone line and link on the GSPD’s website to submit traffic complaints soon, the release states. 

The GSPD believes this serves as another example of our ongoing efforts to support our vision statement: “Create a safe and enjoyable community in which to live and visit,” the release states.

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