On Monday, October 16th, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn announced the Department’s new traffic enforcement initiative called Surge that will go through the end of 2017. The goal is to provide traffic enforcement at key crash and crime locations as well as responding to Aldermanic and citizen requests for traffic enforcement. MPD has identified over 50 locations throughout the city where high crime and crashes intersect. Many of the fatal crashes in 2017 have been the result of speed and reckless driving and many of them have involved juvenile and young adult chronic offenders in stolen vehicles. MPD’s Neighborhood Task Force and officers throughout Milwaukee will be participating in the Surge. Officers will be issuing citations for dangerous behaviors that frequently contribute to crashes like: speeding, reckless driving, red light violations, and failing to yield to pedestrians, and passing on the right. MPD’s desired outcome is a reduction in crashes and crime.