Selective enforcement is nothing new to Wilton \u2014\u00a0the Wilton Police Department has been conducting it for more than 20 years \u2014\u00a0but for the last three years, selective enforcement efforts have been more focused on residents\u2019 concerns. The Wilton Police Department\u2019s selective enforcement unit (SEU) addresses \u201careas of concern [based on] residents\u2019 complaints or concerns,\u201d Lt. David Hartman told The Bulletin. \u201cUsually, we get a call or email from a resident expressing a concern about a traffic problem, and we put it into a database that allows us to keep track of those locations,\u201d said Hartman. \u201cWe then put that out to our officers and they go out and do what we call \u2018selective enforcement,\u2019 where they do motor vehicle enforcement in those particular locations.\u201d Hartman is in charge of monitoring the SEU. This, he said, includes \u201cmaking sure officers are addressing the concerns of the residents.\u201d \u201cI get reports from the officers when they do a selective enforcement detail or enforcement at a specific location,\u201d said Hartman. \u201cThere\u2019s a form that they fill out that gets turned in to me. They let me know the day, the time, the location \u2014 and then I keep track of misdemeanors, infractions, and warnings.\u201d Hartman said he then logs all the information into a database that tracks SEU areas, the amount of time officers spend doing selective enforcement in those areas, and \u201cthe amount of enforcement that they are able to accomplish.\u201d Each month, Hartman puts together a report for Wilton\u2019s police commissioners so they \u201ccan review the officers\u2019 work and the selective enforcement,\u201d and also see how the department is addressing residents\u2019 concerns, he said. Years ago, \u201ca lot of the SEU complaints\u201d were handled by the police department\u2019s traffic division, said Hartman \u2014 but that division no longer exists, so SEU complaints are now handled by patrol officers \u201cin between calls and throughout their days.\u201d During their assigned patrol shifts, Hartman said, Wilton officers have \u201cthe ability at any time \u2026 to go and do some enforcement at one of the SEU locations.\u201d Although their main responsibility is to patrol their assigned areas, said Hartman, SEU enforcement is \u201cpart of their routine patrol function.\u201d \u201cWe try to keep the officers in their patrols and address the SEU locations in their specific patrols,\u201d said Hartman. Hartman said one of the main goals of SEU is to \u201cgain voluntary compliance of the law.\u201d \u201cIt\u2019s not necessarily about writing a ticket, he said. \u201cIt may be about stopping a car and making contact \u2014 creating a discussion with the person, bringing their driving habits to light, and helping curb those habits.\u201d SEU areas Wilton police have conducted nearly 80 SEU stops so far this month. The intersection of Route 7 and Catalpa Road has had the highest number of SEU stops so far this month with six stops this month, according to Wilton police blotter data. The intersection of Route 7 and Gaylord Drive had four SEU stops so far this month, the second-highest this month. An example of a selective enforcement location in town, said Hartman, is the Route 7 and Route 33 intersection. \u201cA complaint we get at that location is that people are running the red light,\u201d he said, \u201cso we have officers go up there, sit at the intersection, monitor traffic flow, and take enforcement action or make motor vehicle stops on vehicles that run the red light.\u201d Residents with traffic concerns in their neighborhood are encouraged to reach out to the police department. \u201cI\u2019m the one they should address their concern to \u2014\u00a0or the front desk [at police headquarters], and the concern will make its way to me,\u201d said Hartman. \u201cWe\u2019ll put their concerns on our SEU assignment sheet and try to get officers in their neighborhoods \u2026 to address them.\u201d The Wilton Police Department is at 240 Danbury Road. The phone number is 203-834-6260.