Colerain Police Department has two officers assigned full-time as the Traffic
Safety Officers. Officer Patrick Quinn and Chris Philips are currently assigned to this
position. Their daily duties include
the investigation of auto accidents, investigation of hit-skip crashes, and
traffic enforcement in school zones and high accident locations. Officer Quinn and Phillips also respond to citizen
complaints regarding traffic issues in their neighborhoods.
Further duties include conducting
in-service training; to include changes to the Ohio Revised Code’s traffic
chapters, OVI updates, and suspension code updates. Officer Quinn also
instructs students in the local schools as well as students in the Colerain
Citizen’s and Student Police Academies. Other responsibilities are the
deployment, care and maintenance of the MPH Speed Trailer and the Intoxilyzer
8000. Certifications of the radar
and laser units are also conducted by Officer Quinn.
Officer Quinn and Phillips reviewed and investigated 2511 auto accidents in 2016, including 492 hit-skip accidents, closing 132 (27%) of them with an
arrest. During the year, Colerain Police issued 2,792 citations and 256 warnings
for traffic related violations.
The Colerain Police made 102 impaired driving arrests.
Officer Quinn is also the coordinator for the Driving
Angels Program. The Driving Angels
program was created in 2009 for teen drivers. The program teaches teenage drivers how to be responsible
with the operation of a motor vehicle.
The program has professionals from law enforcement, Colerain Fire
Department and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center who teach the class. To date the program has been provided
to over 1100 students.