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Traffic Safety Section
The primary duty of the Prescott Police Department Traffic Safety Section is to promote traffic safety in the city of Prescott. This is accomplished through aggressive enforcement of the traffic laws, enforcement of commercial vehicle laws and regulations, education to the public, and through specialized programs such as DUI taskforce activities and input on the City’s Transportation Coordination Committee.
The Traffic Safety Section is comprised of four fulltime motor officers and one sergeant. These officers conduct traffic patrol and enforcement, investigate vehicle crashes, including all serious and fatal crashes, and detect and arrest impaired drivers. Of the five fulltime motor officers, all of which are drug recognition experts, four are trained phlebotomists and four are certified child safety seat technicians.
A parking control officer is also assigned to the Section to promote parking turnover in the downtown business district by enforcing parking regulations, including the timed parking limitations.
The Prescott Police Department regularly receives complaints on various traffic related matters throughout the city. The majority have to do with speeding in neighborhoods. Due to limited resources and the inability to be everywhere at once, the Traffic Safety Section has a volunteer that deploys a mobile speed display trailer on a weekly basis. This trailer identifies the speeds of passing vehicles, works as a deterrent, and as an educational tool. To request the speed display trailer in your area, please call the Traffic Safety Section supervisor by calling (928) 777-1943.