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Cop’s Corner

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- During March, the 21st Security Forces Squadron, along with facility parking wardens, issued 45 traffic citations. Citations included speeding, cell phone and abandoned vehicle offenses. Drivers lost on-base driving privileges for various offenses including excessive speed, driving on a suspended license, and driving under the influence.

Tip of the Month (Traffic) - Implied consent to vehicle impoundment. The installation traffic code provides for the removal and temporary impoundment of privately owned vehicles that are either illegally parked, or parked for unreasonable periods. Additionally, vehicles interfering with military operations, creating safety hazards, disabled by an accident, or left unattended in restricted or controlled areas may be removed or impounded. Vehicle owners are responsible for the cost of towing and storage.

Calls for service - Security forces responded to about 200 calls for service during March, including:
- 64 human error alarm activations
- 11 medical responses
- Four motor vehicle accidents
- Two incidents of shoplifting
- One incident of driving under the influence of alcohol

Tip of the Month - Know your guests. Security forces will perform a background check before issuing a visitors pass. The squadron has a variety of tools available including access to criminal databases and license plate readers. Individuals presenting a threat to the good order, discipline and morale of the installation may be denied access. Reasons for denial include inability to verify identity; barment from another federal installation or facility; incarceration within the past 10 years; or convictions of offenses such as firearms or explosive violations, terrorism, sexual assault or certain drug offenses.

Off Base Incidents - Security forces receive notification of some off base arrests or incidents involving military members or government property. These included incidents of driving under the influence of alcohol and domestic violence.

Security Forces also conducted about 400 community policing patrols such as walk-throughs of dormitories, the fitness center and other high-traffic areas.

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