The mission of the Traffic Investigations Unit is to solve traffic safety problems through partnerships with our citizens and other agencies.
The Traffic Unit is made up of highly trained and proactive officers dedicated to the prevention of traffic accidents. Traffic Officers also provide funeral escorts, dignitary escorts and traffic control and coordination for special events like parades and demonstrations.
How does the Traffic Unit Accomplish their Mission?
The Traffic Unit focuses on education by informing the public of contemporary issues affecting public safety. The Traffic Unit utilizes engineering via its relationship with the City of Savannah and Chatham County Traffic Engineering departments, the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
The Traffic Unit also uses enforcement of traffic laws and high visibility patrol as a means to gain voluntary compliance with the rules of the road.
Traffic Unit Officers are required to complete a rigorous traffic enforcement/collision investigation collision. All Traffic Unit Officers must keep their RADAR, LIDAR and other certifications current.
Traffic Unit Officers also routinely train newly hired SCMPD Officers in accident investigations and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.
The Traffic Investigation Unit (TIU) investigates all traffic related fatalities and any collision that results in serious injury or extensive property damage.
TIU Investigators document and investigate all forms of evidence to include; roadway dimensions, skid data, witness/victim statements, suspect interviews, etc.
Equipment and Personnel
- marked Chevy Caprices/Tahoes
- Harley Davidson Motorcycles
- Alco-Sensor portable alcohol screening devices
- Window tint meters
- Accident Reconstruction Total Station
- SMART Signs
- Stealth radar devices
The Traffic Unit is commanded by:
Lieutenant Anthony Gallo
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