The Unit is staffed with a Sergeant, a Corporal and two Deputies on a full time basis. The unit is responsible for reviewing all "Traffic" related paperwork to include crash reports, citations, Drunk Driving Reports, Drug Recognition Expert reports, vehicle storage and releases. The Traffic Unit is also responsible for regulating the Tow Truck licensing and inspections, vehicle salvage, planning and coordinating Parades and Special Details which effect traffic flow throughout Harford County. The Traffic Unit has 3 Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. The Traffic Unit is supplemented by 7 Traffic Crash Reconstructionist, and 6 Advanced Crash Investigators from the Criminal Patrol Division, to investigate serious and fatal crashes on the over 1,000 miles of County maintained roadways. The Traffic Unit is responsible for crash investigations on all county roadways within Harford County.
The Traffic Unit routinely responds to complaints of traffic violations including speed complaints. During the Spring and Fall the Traffic Unit is responsible for the coordination and safe conduct of 40 Special events and parades including Opening Day parades for Recreation Councils. The Traffic Unit is assigned two 2000 Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles which are a large part of traffic control on the various special details, along with speed enforcement. The Traffic Unit also maintains some of the newest state of the art Crash Investigation equipment to include a LTI Laser Mapping System, and a Crash Data Retrieval System The Traffic Unit members possess the latest Crash Investigation training and certifications. The Traffic Unit strives to use innovative means to reduce the speeding and other violations in Harford County.