HCSO’s High Visibility Enforcement (HVE)

A press release dated January 5, 2023, from the Public Affairs Office of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, explains HCSO’s High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) details.

According to the press release, the purpose of the HVE detail is to make Hillsborough County roadways safer. The primary objective of the program is to educate the public.

The press release claims Hillsborough County ranks 4th in Florida for serious and fatal traffic crashes according to a study by the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT).

HCSO’s HVE Operation was launched on August 22, 2022, and is scheduled to run through May 12, 2023. HCSO received funding for the operation through a contract with the University of North Florida and FDOT.

Since the launch of the operation, HCSO says it dedicated more than 775 hours to HVE.

The press release claims that as of December 13, 2022, HCSO deputies have:

  • interacted with 1,760 pedestrians, 524 bicyclists, and 613 motorists providing educational materials on pedestrian safety;
  • issued 58 motorists citations; and
  • issued warnings to 717 pedestrians, 175 bicyclists, and 683 motorists.

The press release lists the following locations in Hillsborough County, FL, as part of the HVE operation:

  • Nebraska Avenue, from Fletcher Avenue to E 140th Avenue
  • N Florida Avenue, from 124th Avenue E to E Fletcher Avenue
  • Orient Road, from I-4 to Harney Canal
  • N 56th Street, from Harney Road to E Hillsborough Avenue
  • US Highway 41, from College Avenue to 4th Avenue NW
  • N US 301, from Sabal Industrial Blvd. to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. E
  • US Highway 301, from Uncle Tom Road to River Walk Court
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., from Mott Drive to Sumner Road
  • W Hillsborough Avenue, from Pinellas County Line to Memorial Highway
  • Adamo Drive, from I-75 to Providence Road
  • W 15th Street, from North of E Fowler Avenue to E 124th Avenue
  • Dale Mabry Highway, from W Sligh Avenue to Broad Street W
  • US 301, from Big Bend Road to Summerfield Crossing Blvd.
  • Providence Road, from Princeton Lakes Drive to Sweetridge Avenue
  • Bearss Avenue, from N Florida Avenue to N 12th Street
  • Bruce B Downs Blvd., from University Square Drive to Campus Hill Drive
  • US Highway 301, from I-4 to Harney Canal
  • S 50th Street, from Madison Avenue to Palm River Road
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., from Williams Road to Kingsway Road
  • Brandon Road, from Kings Avenue to Valrico Road
  • Hillsborough Avenue, from Kelly Road to George Road
  • US Highway 41, from Ohio Street to Gibsonton Drive
  • Hillsborough Avenue, from Standish Bend Drive to Town and Country Blvd.
  • Fletcher Avenue, from Fletcher Regency Drive to Bruce B Downs Blvd.

Read more about HCSO’s saturation patrols for drunk and impaired driving enforcement which have largely replaced DUI checkpoints.

Contact us if you were arrested for DUI by a deputy with HCSO. To speak with an experienced DUI defense attorney, call 813-250-0500.

This article was last updated on Friday, January 6, 2023.