Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Reservoir Patrol Report March 2012

Each month the board of directors for the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District receive an activity report from the Reservoir Patrol. 

The following report is a summary of citations written.
The complete report can be seen here.


RESERVOIR PATROL SUMMARY OF CITATIONS
MARCH 2012


Frequency         Violation

    1      Accident, Leaving the Scene
    2      Alcohol, Consumption in Parks
    1      Alcohol. Possession Against Co. Ordinance
    3      Allowed Unlicensed Driver
   12      Careless Driving
   10      Child Restraint
   23      Disregard for a Traffic Device
   26      Drivers License, None Or Expired
    3      Driver's License Restriction Violation
   23      Driving while License Suspended
    2      Driving while License Suspended, I.C.
   16      Driving Under The Influence, 1rst
    1      Driving Under The Influence, 2nd
    7      Driving Under The Influence, Refusal
    1      Excessive Noise
   12      Expired Tag
    1      Failure To Comply with Police Officer Directive
    2      Failure to Dim Headlights
    8      Improper Equipment
    4      Improper Parking. Marked "NO PARKING"
    1      Improper Passing
    4      Improper/No Tag
   82      Insurance Card To Be Kept In Vehicle
    1      Littering
    5      Motor Cycle Endorsement
    3      Over Size Vehicle
    1      Possession Marijuana
    2      Possession Paraphernalia
    1      Public Drunk
    1      Reckless Driving
   32      Seat belt Law Violation
   19      Speeding
    7      Trespassing, Sign, Notice, Verbal

  317      Total Citations Submitted for Court
   13      Miscellaneous Warning Citations
    7      Voided Citations

  337      Total Citations Written



The Rez News
Barnett Reservoir

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought rez patrol didn't have use of radar...so how can they have 19 speeding citations issued?

Anonymous said...

They "pace" you... Follow behind you, match your speed, and then turn on the lights and ticket you. So if you are being followed by a Rez Patrol officer, don't speed! :)

Anonymous said...

"Failure to dim headlights?" Wth?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Failure to dim headlights?" Wth?

April 24, 2012 12:35 PM

That is for the bafoons that don't know how that little lever works on the side of the steering wheel. Some of these idiots have so many lights on that, at times, you need to put on your raybans.
Also, a vehicle that will not dim their lights may not be able to do so because when they stole the car, they broke off the lever switch. And that gives Mr. Police a reason to stop the car to check if it is stolen.

Anonymous said...

Also if you blind oncoming traffic, blinded drivers tend to subconsciously steer toward the light source leading to a head on collision. That is why there is a switch there and a state law defining when to and when not to use bright lights.

Anonymous said...

With 82 no Insurance Cards and 24 DUI's 32 seatbelts,they must be doing a road side safety/seat belt checks?

Anonymous said...

They do a great job.

Anonymous said...

So, does the patrol do anything to protect the lease holders in the subdivisions? Or are they just traffic control officers who raise funds for the county and the state?

Anonymous said...

I seem to remember reading recently that it is the lease holders who pay 100% of all the costs of running the Reservior including the Patrol through their lease payments. It appears from that report that all the efforts of the Reservior Patrol is traffic enforcement, not patrolling and protecting the leaseholders in the subdivisions.

Mike Source said...

Anonymous 11:41, no funds of any kind from any ticket written by the patrol goes to PRVWSD. That money goes to the county/state.

Anonymous 11:50, you are almost correct on the lease hold fees paying the entire budget of the agency. Lease fees pay close to 90% and any other monies (camp grounds, permits, etc) the district collects makes up the difference. These percentages are not exact but you get the gist of it.

Both of you are correct that the Rez Patrol does NOT patrol the subdivisions. Years ago that was passed to the Rankin and Madison SO and Ridgeland PD. Basically the patrol has authority with the parks, boat ramps, Spillway Rd, Northshore Pkwy and a few more in different areas.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clarification. Makes more sense now.

Anonymous said...

Mike Source...thanks for clarity. So basically your comments confirm that the prv rez cops are paid by leaseholders for whom they can't patrol/protect and only patrol parks, boatramps, northshore pkwy, etc., which Rankin & Madison S.O. and Ridgeland P.D. already patrol/protect.
Hmmm...

Mike Source said...

Yes that about says it as clear as it can be. With the recent passage of legislation aimed at putting more leaseholders on the PRV Board lets hope that steps will be taken to increase the services leaseholders receive or reduce the burden on them. I want to thank Rep Kevin McGee and Senator Josh Harkins for their hard work on that. Hopefully The Rez News will give us a story on that soon.

Anonymous said...

We need speed bumps on our neighborhoods before a child is killed and too late!