In New York City, there is a dearth of police officers on the payroll. Everyone is lining up for retirement funds or they are simply resigning. This does stem partly from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, after the baby boomer generation fully retires, we can expect to see this happening across a variety of industries throughout the country.
According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 3 percent from 2021 to 2031, which is slower than the average for all occupations. In order to deal with the ongoing shortage of police officers, many districts are turning to the use of speed-awareness products to help fill the gaps.
Benefits of Using Speed Awareness Products
Speed awareness products can help to remedy the growing problem of a lack of officers for police departments in highly populated cities and rural towns alike. Serving as a force multiplier, this technology can be deployed in areas where a high incidence of speeding is reported, but where officer presence may not actually be needed.
RADAR speed displays and speed display trailers improve safety for the public by being informative. The presence of the display reminds drivers of the speed limit while also making them aware of how fast they are actually driving. Drivers who may be lost in thought will have their attention immediately returned to the road.
Police departments that use speed sensors and similar technologies to monitor traffic and speeding have the benefit of being able to cover more areas with speed enforcement efforts. When speed awareness products are used in conjunction with traffic data collection tools, law enforcement finds it very beneficial in helping to identify periods of time where enforcement is needed. This way, the police can focus their limited speed enforcement resources when and where they are needed the most.
Kustom Signals Lineup of Speed Awareness Products
RADAR Speed Displays
A RADAR speed display is a monitor that operates on a rechargeable battery. Simply mount these speed displays where you want to reduce speeding. Ideal zones include school crossings and construction sites. Choose between a portable, pole-mounted display and a permanent, pole-mounted display.
RADAR Messaging Trailers
RADAR messaging trailers work to transmit information to the general public. Whether you have AMBER alerts or are trying to slow down fast drivers, the use of RADAR messaging trailers is large and in charge.
RADAR Speed Trailers
RADAR speed trailers by Kustom Signals offer a cost-effective solution for monitoring traffic. These standalone speed trailers are highly visible and durable in most weather conditions.
Kustom Signals now offers a way to save money through grant programs to help with funding shortfalls in police departments. Get on track with the Kustom Signals partnerships with PoliceGrantsHelp. We help police departments save money while being safe.