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Traffic / Special Operations Unit
motors.JPGAbout the Unit
The mission of the Traffic Safety Unit is to gain voluntary compliance with the California Vehicle Code to increase safety for the motoring and pedestrian public through Education, Engineering and Enforcement.  To this end, the Traffic Unit utilizes a multitude of proactive enforcement efforts including RADAR and LIDAR, preventative patrols, technology, community education and analysis of traffic collision data.

The Traffic Unit is authorized to be staffed with three Police Officers and one Sergeant. Some of them patrol on Harley Davidson Motorcycles or Honda Dual Sport motorcycles. 

The Unit is also authorized two part-time civilian Parking Enforcement Officers.

Traffic Officers are trained in the enforcement of Commercial Vehicle laws. One of our Traffic Patrol cars is equipped with portable scales and other tools for in-field vehicle inspections.

Police and Parking Enforcement Officers sometimes patrol on bicycles too or on foot.

This unit coordinates many programs related to Traffic such as: trailer.jpg

  • Child Safety Seat Installation Programs
  • Sobriety Checkpoints
  • Commercial Vehicle Checkpoints
  • Enforcement campaigns such as “Click it or Ticket” and Distracted Driving operations
  • Avoid the 25 DUI Programs
  • Public Outreach events and parades

Traffic Unit Contact Information 510-215-4427

This number can be used to leave a voice mail for the following, non-emergency issues:

  • Radar Trailer Requests
  • Reporting of Abandoned Vehicles
  • Extra Patrol requests for on-going traffic violations and areas in need of additional traffic patrols.


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