The Traffic Unit serves the citizens of Harker Heights in all phases of traffic enforcement, collision investigation, public education and collision prevention.
The traffic unit is staffed with one Corporal and two officers utilizing both patrol units and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Some of the duties of traffic unit include:
All citizen complaints resulting from a traffic problem are thoroughly researched and analyzed and, if needed, directed enforcement occurs to resolve the problem.
Traffic accidents are investigated primarily by the unit, however the patrol division also investigates accidents. All major accidents to include fatalities are investigated by the traffic unit. All full time members of the unit are trained in Accident Reconstruction.
The traffic unit has a portable radar/survey trailer for use in areas where traffic complaints have been noted and to assist with city planning.
The traffic unit is responsible for coordinating traffic control and escort duties for parades, funerals, etc. as deemed necessary by the Patrol Division Commander.
This duty is primarily driven by citizen complaints or accident data to resolve a problem which is resulting in a dangerous environment or which is causing accidents. The unit also concentrates enforcement near and around schools and problem areas as necessary.
As full time members of the Harker Heights Police Department officers will assist the patrol division when necessary.