Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL)
The Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) program at CJI promotes the participation of Arkansas law enforcement agencies in annual nationwide, regional, and local traffic enforcement-related campaigns such as Click it or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. The LELs also promote the traffic safety courses offered by CJI and participate in annual regional conferences, providing information on occupant protection enforcement and impaired driving prevention.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Since the 1980s, tough enforcement of drinking and driving laws has been a major factor in decreasing drinking and driving. A total of 14,657 lives have been saved from drunk driving in the past 10 years. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign focuses on law enforcement and their goal to stop drunk drivers. This campaign highlights the fact that police presence in searching for drunk drivers will deter people from drinking and driving.
Click it or Ticket
In 1993, the Click It or Ticket campaign was launched with the goal to increase seat belt use among vehicle occupants. In 2015, the use of seat belts in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 13,941 lives of occupants ages 5 or older.
Arkansas state law requires the following:
- Seat belt use for driver and front seat passengers
- If a driver has a restricted license, all passengers in the vehicle must wear a seat belt
- Children under the age of 15 must be properly secured in the vehicle
- Children less than 6 years old weighing less than 60 pounds should be restrained in a child passenger safety seat
State, county, and city law enforcement agencies throughout Arkansas have been actively enforcing safety belt laws as part of the Click it or Ticket campaign.
2018 CIOT Agency Reporting Form
Mini Selective Traffic Enforcement Project (STEP) Grant Program
New to the LEL program is the opportunity for law enforcement agencies to apply for mini STEP grants. These grants provide agencies with monetary funds for overtime and traffic safety enforcement equipment such as radars, PBTs, and dashboard cameras. Agencies who receive the grants agree to participate in both the CIOT and DSOGPO national campaigns as well as select state and local traffic safety enforcement campaigns.
*This program is available to non-STEP agencies ONLY.
*Deadline to submit applications is March 31, 2018.