The mission of the Anoka County Nightcap DWI Taskforce is working towards zero deaths with an aggressive high visibility enforcement program, where the efforts of individual officers working as a team, no matter the shape of the badge, are measured by lives saved through educating the motoring public that law enforcement will not accept loss of life or injuries from impaired driving.
NightCAP efforts combine resources from the Minnesota State Patrol, county sheriff's offices and city police departments to conduct enhanced DWI patrols to saturate specific roadways where impaired driving is likely. The program is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and coordinated by the Office of Traffic Safety.
NightCAP efforts target Minnesota's 13 deadliest counties for impaired driving. During 2006-2008, these counties accounted for more than half of the state's alcohol-related deaths (267) and serious injuries (605). The deadliest counties are selected by the combination of alcohol-related deaths and serious injuries.