of the Traffic Enforcement Unit are responsible for a myriad of
duties above and beyond solely issuing traffic citations. Their
goal is to promote the safe and expeditious flow of vehicular and
pedestrian traffic through effective and efficient traffic law enforcement
and to deliver police traffic-related services in a manner designed
to reduce traffic collisions and resultant fatalities and injuries.
The unit uses a two-point approach of education and enforcement
and has specialized teams/functions within the unit. Teams are deployed
based on statistical crash data. The teams/functions are:
Accident Investigation (AI): Officers investigate calls for service
that are traffic related and are highly trained in accident investigation.
Specialized Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR): The objective
of the STAR Team is to provide Clayton County Police Department
with the means to conduct in-depth investigations and analyses of
major traffic collisions within the county. Investigations include
the reconstruction of a collision and a study of the factors that
may have contributed to the collision. The factors include environmental,
human and mechanical and are associated with the three phases of
a collision, which are pre-crash, at-crash and post-crash. The ultimate
objective of the program is the utilization of these identified
causation factors to prevent collisions of a similar nature from
Motor Unit: These officers are highly trained in motorcycle operations.
Officers conduct traffic enforcement on Harley-Davidson Road King
police motorcycles and are also used for Special Events, Parades
Hit and Run: Officers investigate all hit and run violations. These
officers are highly trained in investigative techniques, interviews
and accident investigation.
Red Light Camera / School Crossing Arm Program: Through a partnership
with American Traffic Solutions (ATS), traffic officers review and
issue red light citations as well as school bus crossing arm violations
that are captured on video/camera throughout Clayton County.