Traffic

The Citrus Heights Police Department’s Traffic Unit has 1 sergeant and 6 full-time traffic officers. The goal of the Traffic Unit is to assist in the safe, smooth flow of traffic, and reduce collisions within our city. The traffic officers utilize community oriented policing.

Traffic issues are addressed with an Education-Engineering-Enforcement emphasis.


Community Outreach

Our traffic officers will participate in numerous community events to teach safety. These include:

  • Bicycle rodeos
  • Driver education courses at our high schools
  • Driver safety course for seniors
Motorcycle

Responsibilities

  • Investigation of traffic collisions
  • Enforcement of traffic laws
  • Red Light Photo Enforcement
  • DUI enforcement
  • Calls for service
  • Parking issues
  • Special events
  • Citizen complaints or traffic concerns


Traffic Safety Tips

  • Don’t drink and drive. Use a designated driver if you are away from home and drinking.
  • Wear your seat belt. A properly worn seat belt will lessen the severity of injury if you are involved in a collision.
  • Obey speed limits. Almost half of the injury collisions in Citrus Heights occur as the result of one or both drivers driving at an unsafe speed.
  • Leave early, don’t be rushed. Drivers who are rushed or running late may drive too fast.
  • Who has the Right of Way? Find out.
  • Does your child need a Booster Seat? Find out.


Submitting a Traffic Tip

  • To submit a traffic tip, please call our non-emergency number: 916-727-5500. Our dispatch team will log and route the tip to the appropriate personnel.


Rules of the Road

  • For additional information, visit the DMV website by clicking the link below:
California DMV