The Waterloo Police Department has implemented a monthly enforcement initiative to focus on specific quality of life issues. Once a month the public will be educated on a specific quality of life violation through the media and officers from the Waterloo Police Department will put forth an extra effort to enforce that particular violation.

The quality of life violation that has been identified for the month of October is "Loud Car Stereos." Waterloo's Traffic Code states, "It shall be unlawful for any person to disturb or aid in disturbing the peace or quiet by operating or causing to be operated any radio, tape player, compact disc player, loudspeaker, or any other electronic device, or by blowing horns or the squealing of tires, either in a motor vehicle or separate therefrom so as to produce an audible sound measured at least twenty-five (25) feet from the source. Measurement of the audible sound shall be by auditory senses based upon direct line of sight."

The total costs for the first offense is $195.00. A second and any subsequent offenses will be more than $300.00.

Daniel J. Trelka

Director of Safety Services