Special Enforcement involves the following:
Speed Details - The Pocono Mountain Police Department conducts monthly speed timing details to reduce speeding and aggressive driving. There are now a total of 18 marked and unmarked patrol cars that are equipped with speed timing devices. The department has also incorporated the use of an ENRADD (Electronic Non-Radar Device).
DUI Checkpoints / DUI Roving Patrols - The Pocono Mountain Police Department conducts monthly Driving Under the Influence enforcement checkpoints to reduce DUI accidents.
Mountain Bike Patrols - The Pocono Mountain Regional Police Bike Unit follows the department's mission statement by improving the quality of life for community members. The ability to hear directly from people and solve problems is what makes the mountain bike unit a great success.
When a mountain bike officer is seen riding through a neighborhood, alley, or business parking lot it makes the residents, especially the young and elderly, feel more secure. Residents are also more likely to talk to officers when they are out riding their mountain bikes as it is the focus of the unit to have citizen contacts. These officers are able to build trust with all different groups in the diverse areas we serve. The bicycle unit is also utilized to patrol target areas and has the ability to respond to locations that a car cannot. One of the strongest enforcement aspects of the bicycle is the ability to approach crimes in progress without being seen or heard and to show the citizens we are entrusted to protect that we are capable and willing to accomplish the tasks at hand.
Motorcycle Patrols - In 2004, PMRPD added a new vehicle to its fleet. A 2004 Harley Davidson Road King Police edition was delivered and after an officer was trained in its use, the police motorcycle was put into service. The vehicle is equipped with full lighting, siren and police 2-way radio and is black and white to match the cars of the fleet. The motorcycle is utilitzed for traffic details - apprehending motor vehicle code violators and could be used for details such as community events, funeral processions and escorts, sporting events and any other public relations functions. Since its inception, the motor officer has received significant feedback from members of the public in their satisfaction on seeing the motorcycle on the road and in their communities.