Traffic Section

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The Mesa Police Traffic Section is charged with ensuring that all streets of this City are as safe as possible for its citizens, by enforcing all motor vehicle laws and removing unsafe drivers and vehicles from our roadways.

The Mesa Police Traffic Section was formed in response to the increase of traffic; traffic collisions and traffic related offenses in one of the fastest growing communities in the country. It is dedicated to reducing injuries and fatalities caused by vehicle collisions. The Traffic Section's 32-member force is able to accomplish this through enforcement and education. Members of the Traffic Section not only enforce and investigate traffic laws, but they also educate our citizens through traffic safety seminars and presentations. The Traffic Section also assures that each member of the Mesa Police Department receives the latest training related to DUI and traffic investigations.

The Traffic Section consists of 30 sworn and 2 professional staff. The sworn personnel include 1 Lieutenant, 4 Sergeants, 13 Motorcycle Officers (Motors), 6 DUI Officers, and 6 Vehicular Crimes Detectives. Some Motors assist with Vehicular Crimes investigations. In addition to our sworn and professional staff, the Traffic Section has numerous volunteers who help with parking enforcement, speed trailer deployment, administrative duties and DUI Van operation.

Traffic History

Mesa Police used a motorcycle as far back as 1924. This motorcycle was an Ace Sporting Motorcycle and its test speed was a whopping 129.6 mph. In 1935 we used a 41 Overhead Harley Davidson. The first Motorcycle Squad was established March 17, 1978; and the first female officer to "RIDE" was in 1986.

Enforcement

Many vehicle collisions are the result of excessive speed and/or driving while impaired by alcohol/drugs. The Traffic Section strives to reduce these collisions through selective enforcement and task force details. In 2017, Mesa had 31 fatal collisions with 32 victims.

PLEASE BUCKLE UP AND PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY.

 

Traffic Enforcement Requests

The Traffic Enforcement Request form is used to request increased enforcement (for speeding and other traffic related violations/hazards) in a given area.  An officer will be assigned to enforce your specific need once you have completed this fillable PDF form (1 page) using your computer.

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