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Driving with Cell Phones, Thanking Officers

Tell us what you want to know about regarding public safety in Campbell.

Is there anything you have ever wanted to know from ? Well, this is your chance to ask. 

Patch has always strived to bring its readers all types of information and keep them updated on what is happening in their communities. It is with that in mind that we bring you our newest column, “Ask Campbell PD.” We will be teaming up with the Campbell Police Department to answer your questions.

Whether you have a question about certain laws and how they might affect you, your family or friends or how to stay safe in certain situations, we want you to ask them. Every week we will run two-three questions and answers. To submit a question, email mayra.marcotte@patch.com or add it in the comments section below.

This week's questions from Campbell Patch readers were answered by Campbell Police Capt. Dave Carmichael.


1. We saw a lot of people talking on cell phone while driving. Seems that they are not afraid of being caught... Is the chance of being caught slim?

Despite the risks and dangers associated with this violation, it is true that many drivers continue to violate the hands-free cell phone law. Our officers are constantly on the look out for violators and it is one of the most common citations that we issue. 

In addition, we regularly participate in county-wide traffic enforcement campaigns specifically targeting this violation.  

2.  How do I go about thanking an officer for a job well done? I'd love to not only thank the officer, but also let their supervisor know what a great job they are doing :)

We love to hear about it when our officers do a great job and the officers really appreciate it, too! 

You can call Dispatch at (408) 866-2101 and ask to speak with the Watch Commander to let him/her know about the incident, or you can write a letter or send an email to campbellpolice@cityofcampbell.com

Bethany Curran July 03, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Thanks for answering my question! I love letting people know when they are doing a great job. Seems like the only time people bother to comment on things is when they're not happy. I wish more people would take the time to share positive feedback as well!

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