Safety Programs

Operation Pull Over
Operation Pull Over is a traffic safety program that is funded through a grant from the governor's Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving. The primary focus area of Operation is reducing traffic crash-related injuries and death in Indiana by increasing seat belt and child restraint usage rates and reducing impaired, distracted and dangerous driving.

Four traffic enforcement blitzes are run each year through funding from Operation Pull Over and other enforcement events are run year round to increase traffic safety. These blitzes consist of an aggressive public information campaign followed by a three-week enforcement period where officers to work overtime strictly to enforce seat belt and child restraint laws, impaired driving laws and address dangerous driving issues such as speeding, sign/signal violations, following too closely and aggressive driving.

DUI: Task Force Indiana
Driving Under the Influence (DUI): Task Force Indiana is also funded through a grant from the governor's Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving. The primary focus area of DUI: Task Force Indiana is reducing impaired driving related crashes, injuries, and deaths by reducing the number of impaired drivers on our the highways, roads and city streets of Indiana.

The La Porte County DUI: Task Force consists of officers from three different agencies: the La Porte County Sheriff Department, La Porte Police Department, and Michigan City Police Department. On weekends when a DUI enforcement event is held, two extra officers from each participating agency patrol the streets on Friday and Saturday looking specifically for impaired drivers. These patrols concentrate on areas where impaired driving accidents seem to be more concentrated.