ADOT, DPS Partner to Strengthen Enforcement at Arizona Points of Entry

PHOENIX – Two Arizona agencies are teaming up to streamline and improve enforcement of commercial vehicle laws at points of entry at interstate and international borders.

The Arizona Department of Transportation and Arizona Department of Public Safety partnership anticipates that 89 sworn ADOT officers and 49 non-sworn officers will be assigned full-time to the DPS Enforcement Working Group. commercial vehicles, according to a Press release.

The agreement will begin on January 8, run for an initial period of two years, and will be subject to annual renewal thereafter.

“ADOT and DPS have a long-standing and beneficial partnership that is dedicated to the safety of our highways and highways,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said in the statement.

“Streamlining ADOT’s Law Enforcement Office with a single management structure enables better use of staff, more judicious use of financial resources, and enhances public safety for all who use the roads of the region. ‘Arizona. “

ADOT’s sworn personnel consist of uniformed officers and are certified by the Arizona Peace Officer Training and Standards Board.

They provide security compliance, size and weight enforcement, and other services at ports of entry near California, New Mexico, Utah, and Mexico.

“This will strengthen border security at our points of entry and provide a consistent application of commercial vehicles to improve the movement of intra and interstate commerce,” DPS Director Col. Heston Silbert said in the statement.

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