The Washington State Patrol (WSP), Bremerton Police Department (BPD), Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) and Port Orchard Police Department (POPD) combined efforts to reduce serious injury and fatality collisions, as well as interdict crime during the “High Visibility Enforcement” (HiVE) patrols over the past four weeks.

The HiVE team conducted the final of four scheduled HiVE patrols on Aug. 4. The patrols focused around the area of Gorst with saturation patrols held during times peak times of collisions and crime as dictated by agency collected data.

The results from the Aug. 4 HiVE during the four-hour saturation patrol of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • Total traffic stops: 140
  • Total violations observed: 206
  • Speed contacts: 106
  • Seatbelt violations: 13
  • Criminal offense citations/arrests: 8
    • One DUI driver
    • Five suspended drivers
    • One ignition interlock

Total results from the combined four-hour saturation patrols (held July 14, July 21, July 28, & Aug. 4): 447 traffic stops, 587 violations observed, 297 speed contacts, and 31 criminal offenses.

The HiVE patrol’s success was thanks to the combined efforts of BPD, KCSO, WSP, Washington State Department of Transportation, WSP aviation, and the proactive, safe driving efforts of the motoring public.