The Abbotsford Police Department uses a cardboard cutout of traffic enforcement officer Const. Leisa Shea to alert drivers to watch their speed. (APD photo)

Drivers, slow down: ‘Po-Leisa’ is watching you

Cardboard cutout among strategies being used by Abbotsford Police

Drivers, you might want to watch out for “Po-Leisa” when you’re on the road.

Po-Leisa can’t write traffic tickets, but she’s among the strategies being used by the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) to get drivers to slow down.

She’s actually a cardboard cutout of traffic enforcement officer Const. Leisa Shea, and is part of the APD’s “three-strike program.”

The first strike is ignoring a speed limit sign.

The second strike is ignoring either Po-Leisa or speed-radar equipment and flashing reader boards set up by Speed Watch volunteers.

Drivers who still have not slowed down then “Meet AbbyPD officers in person” and receive a ticket, the APD says on social media.

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