New TRAXPro system being put to use

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The Weatherford Police Department would like to thank the Weatherford Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association (WCPAAA) once again for its “generous donation to our officers.” As many know, the WCPAAA are very active with the department and assist the officers regularly, whether it be on traffic control or obtaining much-needed equipment the department can use. Once again, in May, the WCPAAA donated a TraxPro Traffic Analysis System valued at $5000.

The TraxPro System is a piece of equipment that allows the Weatherford Police Department to process and analyze traffic data. In other words, the system is mobile and can be installed at just about any location in the city. It then monitors the traffic in that area, producing data that tells if the area has a high, medium or low enforcement rating, gives the best times for enforcement, breaks down the volume of vehicles by speed amongst other informative reports. By utilizing this system, officers can concentrate on specific areas where traffic enforcement is needed which can prevent the dangers of motor vehicle accidents.

“We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the WCPAAA for this generous donation,” Lt. Ronnie Villarreal, supervisor over the Traffic Unit, said. “This association is one of the hardest working most dedicated group of people we have assisting us and we can’t thank them enough for all the time, effort and donations they make to our officers each year.”

Chris Hummel, WCPAAA president and owner of Weatherford Battery and Electric, said the money they used to purchase the TraxPro System was raised during a fund raiser held back in February.

“Our mission is to help alleviate part of the cost of much needed equipment for the officers,” Hummel said.

The WCPAAA is made up of business owners and residents of the community who have gone through the Weatherford Citizen’s Police Academy. If anyone is interested in participating in this academy, please contact Sgt. Dennis Whitford or Alecia Durham of the Weatherford Police Department at 817-598-4310.

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