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Traffic Safety
Functions
The Sequim Police Department is dedicated to promoting and improving traffic safety through education, analysis, and enforcement. Traffic safety is a priority to all of our paid and volunteer staff, including support staff, patrol supervisors, patrol officers, reserve officers, and our volunteers.

Enforcing Traffic Safety
Currently, we utilize a radar trailer placed in various locations throughout Sequim by our volunteers. These locations are picked based on the following:
  • Citizen complaints
  • Established risk locations based on collision occurrences
  • Known problem areas
  • Observations made by officers

We monitor our roads and the average speeds traveled on them with speed monitoring devices.

Target Zero

Together with the Washington State Patrol and the Clallam County Sheriff's Office - local law enforcement is working to improve traffic safety and zero out death and serious injury on our roads by the year 2030.

    Target Zero is a high-level strategic plan which:  
  • Sets state-wide priorities for all traffic safety partners
  • Provides a resource for potential strategies to address each of the priority areas
  • Monitors outcomes at a statewide level for each of the priority areas

    Target Zero's strategies focus on the Four "E's"
        Education: Give drivers the information to make the best choices.
        Enforcement: Use driver behavior data to help law-enforcement officers pinpoint locations with a high 
                                number of serious collisions.
        Engineering: Use best practices to prevent or reduce the severity of collisions.
        Emergency Medical Services: Provide high-quality and rapid emergency and medical response to injury collisions
        Leadership/Policy: Not an "E", these are strategies that involve laws, agency rules or policy changes.


Click It or Ticket
Seatbelts save lives, that is why the Sequim Police Department participates in this worthwhile state-wide emphasis to increase the use of seat belts.  

Child Passenger Safety
Children must be restrained properly. Child car seats must be installed properly, and must be appropriate for the age of the child. To find out specific requirements about car seats or to receive a free inspection or instruction, contact the Sequim Police Department at (360) 683-7227.

Additional Safety Programs                    
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Compliance Programs
  • Clallam County Major Collision Task Force
  • Crash Investigations
  • Drunk/drugged Driving Prevention and Enforcement
  • Traffic Emphasis Patrols