Sutherlin Police Department to crack down on speed violations
SUTHERLIN, Ore. - Get ready to slow down if you're traveling through Sutherlin in the near future, as the police department will have more officers on the road in order to look for speeders.
The deployment is all thanks to a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation, and the money will pay for the officer's overtime to enforce speeding violations, of which police say has been a growing concern in this area.
"Sutherlin has so many different speed zones," said Captain Kurt Sorenson, with the Sutherlin Police Department. "It goes from 20 mph to 55 mph some areas in town. Sometimes people don't really know what speed zone they're in when they're driving through town."
The extra patrols will be on duty starting now through September.