Traffic saturation patrols throughout Valley streets
Just because you are driving through Las Vegas, doesn't mean you can't get pulled over by a Henderson or North Las Vegas police officer.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Just because you are driving through Las Vegas, doesn't mean you can't get pulled over by a Henderson or North Las Vegas police officer.
That is the message that officers from around the Las Vegas Valley are trying to get across to drivers on Wednesday.
Patrol officers will once again be out in force and they want people to know they are not going to tolerate dangerous driving.
The only way they can really spread out to beef up enforcement is to pool together their resources.
So, that is why you may see officers from one jurisdiction in a place you might not normally see them.
Under state law, a police officer employed by any Nevada law enforcement agency can enforce traffic violations in any jurisdiction in the state.
Police officers from Henderson, North Las Vegas, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police and Nevada Highway Patrol are all taking part in Wednesday's saturation patrol.
The officers are concentrating on an area known as the Cheyenne Corridor. The corridor stretches from Pecos Road to Decatur Boulevard.
Although the speed limit is 50, many motorists drive up to 70 miles per hour along Cheyenne Avenue.
And, according to officials, there have been eight crashes in the last four weeks near the intersection of Cheyenne and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The special traffic enforcement will continue until 5 p.m. Wednesday evening.