(FORT WAYNE) – – The Indiana State Police will be joining forces this week with Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia State Police agencies, for what is known as the Six-State Trooper Project.
During this collaborative effort, troopers across northeast Indiana will be taking to the highways March 12th -14th with a primary focus on criminal interdiction through high volume traffic enforcement.
During this period, motorists can expect to see an increased presence of our troopers on the roadsides conducting traffic stops. Drivers are encouraged to not drive distracted and to be increasingly aware of the need to move over or slow down as required to give them the room to work safely.
Why target traffic violations to catch criminals? Troopers understand that the criminal element, by and large, operates in a mobile environment. Criminals regularly must navigate our roadways while moving from point A to point B. By conducting large scale coordinated patrols such as the Six-State Trooper Project, we effectively create a bigger net for law enforcement to fish. We achieve safer roadways through increased traffic enforcement, with an overall commitment to creating safer communities by getting criminals off the streets.
Help the ISP make a difference in your community! Motorist that observe high-risk driving behavior, suspect impaired driving, or suspect criminal activity on our roadways are always encouraged to call 911, or call direct to the Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post at (260)432-8661.