Aug 06

Peoria Police Host Motorcycle Safety Event

Posted on August 6, 2021 at 9:32 AM by Krislyn Powell

On Saturday, September 11 from 7a.m.-2 p.m., the Peoria Police Department in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is proud to host an interactive Motorcycle Safety class. There is no charge for this one-day class and it is open to the public.

The program will consist of a short classroom discussion to cover safe riding habits and overall motorcycle safety followed by hands-on course instruction. During the riding portion of the course, critical riding skills will be reinforced to promote the optimal response to dangerous riding situations.

Motorcycle riders wishing to apply for this course can fill out a short application at peoriaaz.gov/motorcycleclass. This is not a course for new riders to get an endorsement. A valid driver's license and motorcycle endorsement are required to attend this class. Selected participants will be notified prior to the class.

Seating is limited and program participants will be selected based upon application screening.

Motorcycle Safety Class - Sept 2021


Jun 01

Traffic Safety Funds Awarded to Peoria Police

Posted on June 1, 2021 at 10:54 AM by Krislyn Powell

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) recently awarded the Peoria Police Department a total of $188,878.59 in grant funding to help purchase equipment to assist in accident investigations, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) enforcement, traffic enforcement, and education in and around the City of Peoria. This grant was graciously provided by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety through Prop 207 funding that will allow the department to purchase a vehicle for a Vehicle Crimes Detective, updated technology for diagraming accident scenes, a drone to assist in accident reconstruction, and an Intoxilyzer 9000 to assist in the processing of DUI drivers.

This funding will allow the Peoria Department to enhance its ability to conduct accident investigations and DUI enforcement. Without the continued support of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, this would not be possible.

May 12

Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law!

Posted on May 12, 2021 at 3:45 PM by Krislyn Powell

In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this month, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) is partnering with the Peoria Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws.

Arizona presently conducts enforcement under a secondary seat belt law and a primary child safety seat law. The enforcement campaign is based upon high visibility traffic enforcement with a “zero-tolerance” approach towards seat belt and child safety seat usage.

As part of the national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies across the state will be stepping up traffic enforcement patrols and increasing other enforcement efforts to drive home the message: Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law!  

Despite widespread efforts to educate drivers about the importance of wearing seat belts, motor vehicle collisions continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injuries to the citizens of our state. The enforcement mobilization will run from May 24-June 6.

Regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. When worn correctly, seat belts have proven to reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about 50%. The proper and consistent use of child safety seats has been found to reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants (younger than 1 years old) and by 54% for toddlers (1-4 years old) in passenger cars. Properly installed booster seats reduce the risk for serious injury by 45% among children ages 4-8 years old.

Funding was provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  

Buckle Up Peoria