ACPD says it issued 20 citations during ‘Thanksgiving Safe Arrival’ traffic campaign


The Arkansas City Police Department announced the completion of its Thanksgiving Safe Arrival traffic enforcement campaign, according to a news release from the ACPD Friday.

The campaign was aimed at ensuring the safety of road users during the holiday season, the news release said.

From Nov. 18-26, Ark City police officers conducted 4.90 hours of overtime patrols, targeting unrestrained drivers while upholding all Kansas traffic laws, the department added.

During the campaign, the ACPD said it issued (1) adult/teen safety belt citations, (2) child restraint citations, and (3) speeding citations, along with (14) other citations and arrests.

In total, officers conducted 10 enforcement stops throughout the duration of the campaign.

“We do our best to ensure you are as safe as possible while on our roads,” ACPD Chief Eric Burr said. “Please buckle up; your family, friends, and others are counting on you.”

While the Thanksgiving Safe Arrival campaign has come to an end, Burr affirmed the department will remain vigilant in the continuous enforcement of Kansas traffic safety laws.

“The dedication to protecting the community extends beyond specific campaigns, reflecting an ongoing commitment to ensuring the well-being of all road users,” Burr said. “The Arkansas City Police Department encourages everyone to adopt safe driving practices and contribute to creating a secure road environment.”