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A Specialized Truck Enforcement Team (STET) happens at random locations at random times to allow officers the element of surprise in areas not accustom to having overwhelming commercial vehicle enforcement. Some STET operations can be initiated due to an officer making contact with the same carrier and finding the same general violations. STETs are also formed as a result of a citizen (or driver) complaint.
We have STETs to address driver and vehicle violations in areas with commercial vehicle traffic. STETs can be general enforcement in nature, or they can be very specific, e.g., hazardous materials, equipment inspections, driver violations. STETs can be conducted at anytime in any place. And they're are also used for weight enforcement on various roads throughout the state of Michigan.
For most STET operations, all officers from the district or region will report to the same area. Sometimes the STET can be spread out along a roadway corridor, or it can be narrowed down to small section of a road/highway.
(Video edited and filmed by Raymond Holt of the Michigan State Police's Media Production Center.)