Officer Allen Dyer has been selected to be the Payson Police Department's traffic enforcement officer.
"He will be devoted strictly to traffic enforcement and our concentration will be mainly on residential traffic enforcement," Payson Police Lt. Don Engler said.
Statistics have shown a steady increase in the number of car accidents in town limits. In 2000, there were 306 accidents and by 2002, 354 fender benders.
"We believe that if we are able to do more enforcement, we can bring down the level of accidents," Engler said.
Dyer also will field residents' complaints about problems in neighborhoods
"We get complaints about speeding vehicles and we are going to try to take care of some of those problems," Engler said. "We encourage citizens who have problems in their neighborhoods to call me or Officer Dyer and let us know."
"In the future, I will be giving the Roundup and the radio stations different locations where Officer Dyer will be working," Engler said. "We'll give notice to the community on where he'll be."
Dyer will coordinating use of the radar and the smart machine, the white box that measures what speed you're driving. He will be patrolling streets and doing community outreach such as talking to civic groups.
For more information, call (928) 474-5242 Ext. 224 or Dyer at ext. 415.