Dfc. J. Bell and Dep. W. Beisel were recently recognized by the Maryland Highway Safety Office for their outstanding efforts with the Smooth Operator program. These Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputies, as well as police officers throughout the state, attended a luncheon in Greenbelt, Maryland on September 29. The Smooth Operator campaign targets motorists exhibiting aggressive driving behaviors. The campaign runs for five weeks throughout the summer months beginning in June and ending in September. Deputies issued a total of 1579 warnings, 873 citations and removed 63 impaired drivers from our roadways during the Smooth Operator campaign. The funding for Smooth Operator is provided by grants through the Maryland Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The CCSO is provided crash data from the Maryland Highway Safety Office and coordinates targeted enforcement efforts along problematic roadways in our communities. There are 652 people injured on average annually from 2008 to 2012 in Calvert County crashes. On average from 2009 to 2013 there are 9 citizens killed annually on Calvert County roadways. The men and women of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will continue to conduct traffic enforcement in an effort to keep Calvert County roadways safe. We will do our part to help reduce the number of citizens injured in crashes and to Work Toward Zero Deaths.
Pictured are Cpl. Jason Dean, Dfc. W. Beisel, Dfc. J. Bell and Michael Bomgardner (Law Enforcement Program Manager of the Maryland Highway Safety Office)