Guideline For A Suspended Or Revoked Operator Enforcement Program

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Editor's Notes



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Part One: Administrative Guidelines

Part Two: Hot Sheet Program, Planning and Implementation

Part Three: Program Evaluation

Part Four: Sanctions Against the Vehicle

Attachment 1: Sample Driving on Alcohol Suspension Hot Sheet

Editor's Notes

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Providing society with a safe and secure highway system by reducing traffic crashes, injuries and deaths through fair, impartial and reasonable enforcement of traffic laws is one of the primary missions of law enforcement.

The enforcement of all traffic laws, statutes, and their related administrative programs is a responsibility most often shared by the judiciary, prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, corrections and other criminal justice components, and some private service agencies. Therefore, we must all work together to ensure that the motoring public and other highway users have a travel environment as safe and secure as possible, free from the threat of dangerous and irresponsible drivers.

The National Sheriffs' Association, is proud to have taken the lead in researching, testing, and publishing a model program entitled "Guidelines for a Suspended or Revoked Operator Enforcement Program." This program has proven to be a very effective enforcement tool for administrators desiring to address the growing problem of multiple suspended or revoked operators who openly disregard compliance with the law by continuing to drive.

Charles B. Meeks
Executive Director, National Sheriffs' Association
(retired March 1, 1997)

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The Guidelines for a Suspended or Revoked Operator Enforcement Program is the product of numerous contributors, without whom completion of this work would not have been possible. The Traffic Safety Committee of the National Sheriffs' Association is extremely grateful to all the agencies and individuals mentioned below for making a significant effort toward the success of this project. Special acknowledgment goes to the following two agencies for providing critical operational and evaluation data on the project:

Sheriff Aaron Kennard
Office of Sheriff
Salt Lake County
2001 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84190
West Virginia
Sheriff Edward L. Weith, Jr.
Office of Sheriff
Ohio County
1500 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WVA 26003

Recognized below are law enforcement and criminal justice agencies who assisted in the project and provided insight and support in resolving many of the suspended or revoked operator issues and problems.


Murray City Police Department
5025 South State Street
Murray, UT 84107
Salt Lake City Police Dept.
315 East 200 (South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
 Sandy Police Department
10000 Centennial Parkway
Sandy, UT 84070
South Salt Lake Police Dept.
220 East Morris Avenue
South Salt Lake, UT 84115
Utah Highway Patrol
4501 South 2700 (West)
West Valley City, UT 84119
West Jordan Police Dept.
8000 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84088

West Virginia

 Bethlehem Police Department
1 Village Drive
Wheeling, WV 26003
 Clearview Police Dept.
166 Clearview Avenue
Wheeling, WV 26003

Triadelphia Police Department
207 National Road
P.O. Box 177 - Town Hall
Triadelphia, WV 26059

West Liberty Police Department
126 Main Street
West Liberty, WV 26074

Wheeling Police Department
1500 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

 Valley Grove Police Dept.
3470 National Road
Valley Grove, WV 26060

West Virginia State Police
Wheeling Post
147 A Stone Church Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Also, we would like to acknowledge here Investigator Yvonne Shull, Orange County Sheriff's Office, 550 North Flower, Santa Ana, California, 92702, who contributed significantly in assembling background information on this project.

The National Sheriffs' Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would like to extend a special appreciation to the National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives (NAGHSR) and the following state agencies for their support and guidance during the project period:

Ms. Barbara L. Harsha
Executive Director - NAGHSR
750 First Street, N.E., Suite 720
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 789-0942
Mr. K. Craig Allred, Director
Highway Safety Office, DPS
411 West 7200 South, Suite 300
Midvale, UT 84047-1016
(801) 255-0573 x 121
 Mr. Gary Winter
Highway Safety Specialist
Dept. of Military Affairs and Public Safety
Criminal Justice and Highway Safety Section
1204 Kanawaha Blvd., (East)
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 558-8814
A special thanks to Melissa Betances, Ellen Hicks, Patricia Whitlock, and Mamie Spitzer, of the National Sheriffs' Association, for their clerical assistance.

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Mr. A. N. Moser, Jr., Project Director
National Sheriffs' Association
1450 Duke Street, Suite 204
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
1-703-836-7827 or 1-800-424-STAR
1-703-683-6541 Fax

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