Valparaiso, Florida Speed Traps
Cops in marked city cars are well known to sit waiting for a customer. They don’t have to hide because the idiots that commute through there are going so fast that they have no time to slow down anyway. The cops know this….so why hide, right?
To catch the morning speeders on their way to the base, The Valparaiso PD sets up just past the Goodwill (traveling from Niceville into Valparaiso) they are hitting incoming traffic with Lidar just before you make your assent up the hill towards the post office.
This is the stretch of HWY 85 that is the hill leaving Niceville and heading to FWB. The cops are always hiding on this street, the speed limit changes all the time. I am pretty sure this little stretch of highway is the only thing keeping the city of Valparaiso alive.
I’ve noticed a Valparaiso police car on the east side of John Sims, hiding between the old barber shop and Giff’s Subs. If you aren’t looking for it you will miss it. He is there to catch the base traffic during rush hour.
State Highway 85 between Fort Walton Beach and Niceville Fl. Valparaiso is located on the east side of Egling AFB .
On State Road 85 between Niceville Fl and the Okaloosa county regional airport. This 1.7 mile stretch of road is patrolled heavily by the Valparaiso Police Department, Okaloosa County Sherif, and the Florida Highway Patrol. primary enforcement is conducted by the Valpararaiso Police Department. Speed limits goin north form the airport are 55, 45, and then drops to 35. County deputies and FHP have no tolerance. The Valparaiso Officers spend 1 to 2 hours pershift on this stretch of road. Although they allow 10 to 15 mph over in th 55 and 45 zones they have zero tolerance in the 35 because of the residential area. Although polite and respectful, if you are stopped, you have 99 percent chance of getting a ticket.