Traffic Complaints

Speeding


Citizens are encouraged to contact the Blaine Police Department if they feel there is a speeding problem on a local road.

To report a speeding problem contact:
  • Anoka County Dispatch
  • Non-Emergent Phone: 763-427-1212
    Emergency Phone: 911
The Responding to Traffic Concerns in Your Neighborhood Brochure (PDF) has more information.



Traffic Education

In some cases, educating drivers can help to reduce or eliminate a speeding problem. The Police Department can utilize a variety of education tools to address a speeding problem on a local road. Some of the methods used include:
  • Officer stops and warnings
  • Public awareness campaigns
  • Speed trailer
  • Web site announcement of speeding problem area and targeted enforcement

Complaint Process


When calling in a complaint, a member of the Blaine Police Department will discuss the nature of the complaint and obtain any additional information needed to determine what course of action should be taken.

Such things as the specific location where the speeding problem occurs, if there are particular times of day where the speeding is prevalent are all important information that helps the Police Department to formulate an effective course of action.

The Speed Complaint Process (PDF) has additional information.


Complaint Action


In some cases, the Police Department may determine that it is best to begin education and/or enforcement activities immediately. In other cases, the Police Department may determine that a more detailed analysis needs to be done to further investigate the complaint to determine the specific nature of the speeding problem and target a response that best fits the situation at hand.

In these cases the Police Department will work in conjunction with the Engineering Department to gather necessary data and then determine the best course of action.

For more information regarding speed limits, visit the Speed Limits page.