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Turlock Police Department, CA
Thursday September 19th, 2019 :: 03:46 p.m. PDT

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Turlock Police to Participate in “Operation Clear Track,” the Single Largest Railroad Safety Detail in the U.S.

PRESS RELEASE
September 19, 2019 - 3:00 P.M.

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, during Rail Safety Week (RSW), September 22-28, 2019, the Turlock Police Department, the Amtrak Police Department and Operation Lifesaver, the nonprofit rail safety education organization, will participate in “Operation Clear Track,” along with more than 600 law enforcement agencies nationwide. The goal is to raise awareness and enforce state railroad grade crossing and trespassing laws. The 3rd annual rail safety detail, carried out in 48 states, is the single largest rail safety law enforcement initiative in the United Sates.

During “Operation Clear Track,” Turlock Police personnel will be stationed at targeted railroad grade crossing locations to issue citations or warnings to violators. Officials will also disseminate railroad safety cards to motorists and pedestrians. The goal of Rail Safety Week is to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks through increased public awareness and enforcement.

Federal statistics show that about every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. “Operation Clear Track” is an effort by law enforcement, Operation Lifesaver, Amtrak and rail safety partner organizations to raise awareness of the dangers around railroad tracks during Rail Safety Week.

Turlock Police Officers will be at the Monte Vista Ave crossing arms and the Fulkerth Road crossing arms on September 24, 2019 between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Visit Operation Lifesaver’s national website for safety tips and statistics www.oli.org or contact STAYOFFTHETRACKS.ORG for more information on “Operation Clear Track.”

Anyone with questions regarding this event is encouraged to call Sergeant David Hall 209-664-7381.

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Sergeant Russ Holeman.

Any media requests should contact:
Sergeant Russ Holeman
Office of Professional Standards
Turlock Police Department
Office phone - (209) 668-6524
Email – rholeman@turlock.ca.us

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Turlock Police Department, CA
244 North Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380

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