Selective Traffic Enforcement Program
Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)
The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) consists of a sergeant and several officers who anticipate and plan Sioux City traffic needs. These Officers plan for major events which may cause traffic congestion or other traffic problems. The STEP unit is often called upon to manage increases in downtown traffic flow brought about by major entertainment events at the Tyson Event Center and the Orpheum Theater.
The STEP Unit escorts house moves as well as dignitaries and political candidates when they visit Sioux City. The Unit accounts for a significant portion of the number of the Department’s traffic citations. Sgt. Todd Sassman heads the STEP unit. The Sioux City Police Department has five officers trained in trafficaccident investigation. These officers, although normally assigned to different areas within patrol, are available to be called in when a serious or fatal traffic accident occurs. The officers are specially trained in traffic accident reconstruction.
Captain - Mark Kirkpatrick
Officer Brooke Davies