Operational Plan for Increasing DUI Arrests.

It has come to the attention of the traffic department in this city that the number of driving under influence (DUI) incidences has peaked in the recent past. The police chief in this station has come up with a strategic plan to reduce this number. The chiefs strategic plan involves increasing the number of DUI arrests within the next sixty days by twenty percent. This is an outline operational plan detailing the steps that will be followed in effecting the chiefs plan. The first step will be to increase the number and frequency of patrols. This will be done by re-allocating both human and material resources in the department. The second step will involve increasing the number of sobriety checkpoints by twenty percent. The police department will encourage the public to report drivers under the influence, and this will be the third step to be implemented.  
 Operational Plan for Increasing Driving Under Influence Arrests by 20
Driving under the influence remains one of the major causes of accidents in our highways today (Dula, Dwyer  LeVerne, 2007). This been the case, the police departments need to increase their vigilance to ensure that this form of misdemeanor is brought under control. There are several strategies that are adopted to address this problem. They include, among others, public education, increased arrests and prosecutions of drivers who are arrested driving under the influence (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, 2009).
The following steps will be followed in implementing the strategic plan that was adopted by the traffic department in this city to deal with this misdemeanor
Increased Patrols
To effectively cope with DUI incidences, there is need to detect the drivers who are under the influence, stop and apprehend them (NHTSA, 2009). This way, they are effectively removed from the streets, making our highways safer. One way that this police department can achieve this is by increasing the number and frequency of patrols. The following steps are proposed to be followed
Increase the number of police officers attached to the traffic department from the current twenty to thirty. The current number of officers makes this department to be one of the most understaffed in the station. The officers can be sourced from within the station by re-allocating officers from other departments, or can be hired from the outside.
The number of patrol vehicles attached to this department also needs to be increased from the current three to seven. This will enhance the mobility of our officers. The vehicles can be sourced from within by re-allocating those from other departments, or they can be bought. 
The officers will need to increase their patrol especially on weekends and holidays. This is because these are the times that majority DUI incidences are reported. They especially need to pay particular attention to areas surrounding bars and other drinking dens, erecting surveillance on those who emerge from those locations and start driving while they are visibly drunk.
2 Sobriety Checkpoints
It has been observed that states which adopt strict rules as far as DUI is concerned report reduced incidences of this behavior (CDC, 2009). One way to achieve this is by increasing the number of sobriety checkpoints. These are roadblocks that are erected by police officers whereby suspected drivers are checked for blood alcohol content. If their blood alcohol content exceeds the states set limit, they are apprehended. To this end, the following steps are proposed
This station will increase such checkpoints by twenty percent. The extra officers that will be acquired will be used to man these checkpoints.
The checkpoints will especially be mounted during weekends and festive periods when people are likely to indulge in alcohol.
The police will use a device that detects the level of alcohol in the drivers system. This is a gadget where the suspected driver gets to breathe into it and the level of alcohol in their breath is gauged. It is proposed that the department acquire twenty of those gadgets.


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