Police Traffic Services

The Police Traffic Services (PTS) program is developed and implemented based on the evaluation of highway safety problem identification and data trends within the State for impaired driving, occupant protection and speed. The program is developed through evaluation of data, trends, population and high risk areas with high crashes, injuries and fatalities. The program is guided by data, problem identification, managed and monitored for effectiveness.

The MOHS PTS coordination program provides program management in the PTS program area to coordinate statewide and local law enforcement efforts related to PTS operations, national Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection blitz campaigns and other projects related to the PTS effort.  The program oversees funding to state and local law enforcement agencies and assists in developing strategies for inter-jurisdictional enforcement efforts. The MOHS collaborates with the State’s law enforcement liaisons (LEL), community partners, and other PTS programs to increase effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement efforts to reduce impaired driving, seatbelt and child restraint and speed fatalities, injuries and crashes. 

The MOHS provides program management for the planned MOHS PTS outreach projects, surveys and the “Drive Sober Get Pulled Over”(DSGPO) and “Click It or Ticket” (CIOT) National Mobilizations. Assist with impaired driving and occupant protection media campaign during National DSGPO and CIOT blitz period as needed and/or requested. 

100% of the State’s population will be covered by PTS enforcement efforts utilizing the MHP, city and county law enforcement agencies within the top PTS driving fatality, injury and crash locations.

MOHS Occupant Protection Goals:

  • Reduce the number of fatalities, injuries and crashes involving impaired, unbelted and speeding drivers and passengers.
  • Reduce the number of fatalities, injuries and crashes involving impaired, unbelted and speeding drivers and passengers under the age of 21 years of age.

For more information on Police Traffic Safety programs, please contact, Division Director:
Robin Layton
rlayton@dps.ms.gov