Traffic Unit

Traffic Unit

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.

Contact Information

101 Penman Road South Jacksonville Beach, Fl. 32250

Ph:  (904) 270-1667
Fax: (904) 247-6178

Contact Us

Business Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 5 pm Friday 8 am - 12 pm

Drivers Report of Traffic Crash

Forms / Victims Services

Florida Move Over Law

You may have seen our officers at work. Help them by following the new law.

Slow Down… Move Over.

  • On a two-lane roadway, you are required to slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.
  • If the speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, you must slow down to five miles per hour.
  • If you are driving on an interstate or roadway with multiple lanes of travel in the same direction, and you approach an emergency or law enforcement vehicle parked along the roadway, you must vacate the lane closest to that vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • If you are not able to safely move over, you must slow down to a speed of 20 MPH below the posted speed limit unless directed otherwise by a law enforcement officer.

F.A.Q. About Traffic

What should I do if I am involved in a traffic crash?

  • You must stop!
  • Do not leave the scene of a traffic accident. If you leave without providing your information your license may be revoked.
  • Drivers are required to exchange the following information:
    • Full name.
    • Current living address.
    • Vehicle registration, Tag, VIN, Make, and Model.
    • Phone numbers of all persons in the crash.
  • Don’t Block Traffic! Move your vehicle quickly out of the roadway. If you cannot move your vehicle contact police.

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
Traffic Crash Records Section
Tallahassee, Fl. 32399

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 crash resulted in injury or death.
  • Another vehicle or other property was damaged.

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.


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