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Florence County Sheriff's Office to crack down on high crime, traffic

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (News Release) - The Florence County Sheriff's Office has designated the following DDACTS “hot spot” areas of Florence County for high visibility traffic enforcement for the next month.

· Brittany Drive and Golf Terrace Boulevard;

· Second Loop Road and S. Cashua Drive, Mayfair Subdivision and Westminster Drive area;

· Gilbert Drive, Freedom Boulevard, East National Cemetery Road;

· Howe Springs Road area, Tara Village and Southern Pines.

These areas were selected as “hot spots” based upon location-based crime and traffic crash data. Residents and motorists in these areas can expect to see high visibility enforcement of traffic laws for the next several weeks with both marked and unmarked units running rear blue lights even when not on a traffic stop. In addition, routine citizen encounters in these areas will be increased.

DDACTS, or Date Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety is a U.S. Department of Justice approved operational enforcement model launched by FCSO in June of 2014 which uses GIS mapping of crime and crash data to establish effective and efficient methods for deploying law enforcement resources. This model recognizes the clear correlation between vehicle crashes and incidents of crime and seeks to reduce both in the targeted areas with high visibility enforcement of traffic laws. FCSO is the first sheriff's office in South Carolina to adopt DDACTS as an enforcement model.

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