The purpose of traffic enforcement is to reduce traffic accidents and injuries and to facilitate the safe and expeditious flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic through the public's voluntary compliance with traffic regulations. The traffic unit does this through a combination of education and enforcement.
Another function of the traffic unit is to investigate traffic accidents that occur within our jurisdiction boundaries. The traffic unit and members of the accident investigation team will respond and are on call for the investigation of serious injury or fatal traffic accidents.
The department currently has 2 officers that are certified to operate the police motorcycles. In addition to their regularly assigned patrol functions, the Motorcycle Unit provides escorts, evaluates and makes recommendations for traffic complaint areas, and assists in educating the public about traffic safety and rules of the road. The Motorcycle Unit is also used as a public relations tool and can be seen at many of the city's special events throughout the year.