COLUMBIA — Six additional police officers will be patrolling the streets until 9 p.m. Thursday.
The Columbia Police Department announced the extra enforcement in a news release Tuesday. The additional officers are joining the department's Traffic Unit to ticket for various traffic violations, including:
- Red light violations
- Stop sign violations
- Following another vehicle too closely
- Seat belt violations
The extra enforcement is grant-funded and is a part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign to reduce safety belt violations and highway fatalities.