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2012-10-14_15-49-09_546_max50

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Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Just wanting to get input as to who, if anyone, maintains a DUI and/or Traffic Enforcement division. What exactly is the mission with your dept, and what all jobs do you handle. My Traffic unit handles everything from enforcement, DUI enforcement, adandoned vehicles, impound, and whatever else our useless patrol section cries about not being able to do to include parking. Its actually kind of the military's fault for it, but out patrol guys really don't handle all that much. If its a DV case, then its taken by an investigator, rather than fully investigated by the patrol. Anyways, Traffic enforcement, DUIs, speeding, crashes, how do you guys take care of business!?

Thi_seal_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

My agency had a Traffic Safety Unit, which is attached to the Special Operations Division. We have two squads that work 12 hr shifts (0700-1900). There is always one squad on and each squad has 5 motors, 6 radar cars, and 2 THI's. The radar cars cover a Precinct and work the crashes, the motors do enforcement, and the THI's do follow up investigations on LSA's and Fatals. We also work all the Special events (ie concerts, runs, parades, Mardi Gras, Bowl Games, etc). We spend alot of our time covering special assignments, which makes the patrol division work the crashes.


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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

When we're fully staffed, I work in a 12-officer department (that includes the chief). We're down to 8 right now, but everybody in my department is SFST and Intoxilyzer certified and expected to work the DWI's.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

same for my department, 10 patrol officer, we do alot of traffic, dui, crash stuff. Its kinda funny we have 4 state highways in our county, State police usually covers stuff like that in Idaho, but they are so short staffed we end up covering it all, State only shows up on fatels, or serious injury accidents. We do alot of DUI grants, were all the penicl pushers come out and try and get DUIs, haha...... I enjoy doing traffic related stuff, we dont get many calls in our county, so traffic keeps us busy, find dope and shit like that. Anyways, I envy you departments that have guys just of traffic stuff, cause taking calls sometimes sucks, I would much rather catch a drunk, then mess with dog complaints and shit.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

We are starting a traffic division. Right now we have two officers and a sergeant assigned, and they are planning on adding more as we get people hired. We also have 6 officers assigned as traffic homicide investigators. 5 are reconstructionists, and the last one is one phase away from being a reconstructionist. They all carry department pagers and are on call for seruious injury and fatal collisions.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I work in a small department down in south Texas.  We don't get alot of calls so I keep myself busy with traffic and DWI enforcement.  We are about 5 mile from the beach and party/tourist destination so you can imaging, there is alot of traffic.