OFFICERS RIDE THE RAILS TO CATCH
MOTORISTS VIOLATING GRADE CROSSING LAWS
WHAT: Officer on the Train program designed to identify unsafe motorists who attempt to beat the train and violate Idaho grade crossing laws.
WHEN: Wednesday April 12th 2017
WHERE: 0630 Prairie Falls Golf Course on Spokane St. Post Falls Press Briefing
WHO: The Officer on the Train program is sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad, Idaho State Police, Idaho Operation Lifesaver, as well as, city and county agencies in the areas. The briefing will include: Travis Campbell state coordinator for Idaho Operation Lifesaver and officers from the agencies involved.
WHY: An incident happens about every three hours between a train and a motorist/pedestrian. We would like to change motorists behavior and ultimately save lives.
OPPORTUNITIES: There is an opportunity for the media representatives to ride in the locomotive cab. If motorists violate the law by ignoring the signals, you may be able to obtain video of officers issuing citations to drivers. If your agency wants a timeslot riding in the cab of the locomotive, you must make arrangements ASAP. It will be first come first serve.
OPPORTUNITIES: Idaho State Police officers
Idaho Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator Travis Campbell
CONTACT: Travis D Campbell 208-412-2481
State Coordinator, Idaho Operation Lifesaver
Sgt. Jonelle Greear 208-772-6055
Idaho State Police