Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Online Traffic Reporting

Online Traffic Reporting

Boise, March 15, 2005 – Boise Police have launched a new way for citizens to communicate their neighborhood traffic concerns - go online.

The new online traffic concern reporting system will send the citizens report directly to the BPD Patrol office, where it will be sent directly to officers who patrol that area. The online system will also kick back a copy of the report to the citizen for them to document the report.

It’s easy to log onto the system, just go to www.boisepolice.org and click on the Report Traffic Concerns icon. The report then takes citizens through steps where they communicate a general traffic concern or be specific very specific about times, locations, even vehicles involved.

The system was launched last night, in part, as a response to neighborhood survey done by the department where many citizens reported traffic issues were their biggest concern.

Officers will use the reports either to increase enforcement, or to explore other possible solutions with neighborhood leaders, like traffic calming measures.

The online traffic reporting is the first of several reports citizens will soon be able to make online.