The Department of Transportation / Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit is supervised by Sergeant Mark Shirley and is made up of six full-time officers and several part-time officers. All officers assigned to the unit are certified DOT Inspectors. The part-time officers work this assignment in conjunction with their regularly assigned patrol duties.
During the year the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement unit has continued to develop and implement a Fleet Safety Program. This program focuses on information sharing, fleet safety education, and obtaining voluntary compliance within the transportation industry of the safety regulations. The request from industry for assistance in training their employees on Commercial Vehicle Safety and the federal regulations has increased during this fiscal year. This program, although having a long-term positive effect overall, has an immediate influence on the total number of enforcement hours worked during the year and this affects all other categories.