The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit is part of the Patrol Bureau. The Unit is comprised of one Sergeant, one Corporal, and three Deputies and they operate from the main station of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in Florence.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit is dedicated to modifying dangerous driving behavior through education and enforcement. Through aggressive education and enforcement efforts, the goal of the Traffic Enforcement Unit is to reduce traffic collisions, injuries and fatalities by focusing on the factors that cause them. Some of the driving behaviors and factors that directly contribute to these are speeding, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, aggressive driving, and lack of attention while driving.
Citizens can utilize the Traffic Enforcement Request Form to submit chronic traffic problems. If a resident, school official, or business owner feels that there is a chronic or dangerous traffic problem, the form may be completed and submitted online. Please fill out the form with as much detailed information as possible, so that the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit may fully address the issue.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit is responsible for Traffic Enforcement, DUI enforcement, Investigation of fatal collisions, serious injury collisions, collisions that are criminal in nature, county liability collisions, and areas of citizen concerns. The Traffic Enforcement Unit also serves as Instructors for HGN/SFST, Radar and Lidar certification, and collision investigation.
The Impound Hearing Officer for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Unit. The Impound Hearing Officer maintains records of impounded vehicles, conducts hearings for impounded vehicles, and assists in the management of Tow Companies utilized by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. **Note** If your vehicle has been impounded by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, you can visit the Vehicle Impound page for information.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has recently instituted a Police Motorcycle Program, and the first “Motor Unit” for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office became operational in May 2009 with the arrival of Pinal County’s first Police motorcycles. The Traffic Unit Deputies will be attending Motor School taught by members of the Chandler Police Department at the Central Arizona College in Coolidge. The Motor Unit was developed with the help of RICO monies, and with monies provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
The Traffic Enforcement Unit also oversees the Pinal County D.U.I. Task Force, which is a mutli-agency task force consisting of agencies throughout Pinal County. The DUI Task Force was formed with assistance from the Governor’s Office Of Highway Safety (GOHS). GOHS provided funding for both equipment and overtime to the Pinal County Regional DUI Task Force. The Pinal County Regional DUI Task Force focuses on aggressive enforcement of impaired drivers to create safer roadways for the motoring public throughout Pinal County.
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