Sunshine Playground, the popular play area at South Beach Park, has reopened. A new shade structure was installed over the swing area. This improvement will help keep the fun going at the...
The Traffic Unit was created to reduce traffic related incidents making our community a safer place to drive, bike, walk and play.
The Traffic Unit accomplishes its goals by being proactive in enforcing traffic laws, conducting traffic surveys, and investigating traffic complaints and traffic crashes. Officers assigned to the unit work with the community to identify traffic problems throughout the city. As problems are identified the unit works with city planners to reduce or eliminate the problems whenever possible.
Traffic Officers use various pieces of equipment such as RADAR, in-car video systems and other speed-measuring devices to track drivers' actions. They participate in D.U.I. check points and Selective Traffic Enforcement Programs (S.T.E.P.) working to prevent crashes and gain driver compliance with traffic laws.
Traffic Homicide Unit – T.H.I.
Traffic Unit Officers have special training that equips them with the knowledge to investigate serious or fatal crashes. Officers participate in continuing intense, technical coursework involving complex vehicle dynamics and crash reconstruction.
Florida Move Over Law
You may have seen our officers at work. Help them by following the new law.
Slow Down… Move Over.
F.A.Q. About Traffic
What should I do if I am involved in a traffic crash?
If no one is injured and property damage is less than $500.00, You can report your own crash using the State Driver Report of Traffic Crash Form. Please complete all of the applicable areas and mail a copy of the report to:
Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles
Keep a copy of this report for your records and insurance purposes. Remember to sign the report.
When do I have to report a crash to the Police?
A driver of a vehicle involved in a crash must immediately contact local law enforcement under the following conditions:
The vehicle or property was unattended and you cannot locate the owner.
How do I get a copy of my crash report?
The Traffic Officer will give you a Case Number. Give this number to your auto insurance company if filing a claim. You can obtain a copy of your crash report by contacting Police Records.