Traffic Safety Unit

The Traffic Safety Unit is a part of the Patrol Division. This unit is responsible for:

  • Addressing speed complaints
  • Conducting traffic studies and analyses
  • The investigation of traffic accidents
  • Traffic education

Unit personnel receive advanced training in accident investigation and reconstruction and traffic safety education and enforcement. This unit provides several services to the community including a DWI simulator, the seat belt demonstrator, and the placement of portable speed signs in the community.


The Department has received the AAA Carolinas Traffic Safe Communities Award 4 of the last 5 years. Traffic safe communities are selected by looking at crash statistics, number of law enforcement officers per capita, the presence of a formal traffic safety program and/or existence of a special traffic division.

in 2017 the Department was the MADD Agency of the Year for their efforts in traffic enforcement, traffic education and reduction of fatal traffic crashes.

Online Request

If you have a traffic complaint or would like a speed measurement device placed in your neighborhood, complete the Online Request Form.

Traffic Safety Unit