Traffic Unit

The Pembroke Pines Police Traffic Unit oversees the enforcement of traffic laws throughout the city, ensuring the safety of all roadway users. The Traffic Unit functions include:

  • Traffic fatalitiesArrive Alive
  • Traffic law enforcement
  • Traffic-related training
  • DUI enforcement
  • Crash prevention and investigation
  • Promoting the use of child restraints
  • Education, warnings, and enforcement of all traffic laws as per Florida State Statute
  • Selective enforcement via laser and radar speed detection devices
  • Traffic control at special events

Operations

Traffic Unit

The Traffic Unit participates in several special traffic operations including:

  • The Buckle-Up Florida seat belt enforcement operation
  • Arrive Alive enforcement campaign, in partnership with the Florida Highway Patrol
  • Multi-agency DUI checkpoints, which are designated to detect impaired motorists
  • High Visibility Enforcement campaigns, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Transportation
  • Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow enforcement campaign
  • Safety checkpoints in conjunction with the State Department of Transportation officers designated to detect unsafe cars and trucks and remove them from the roadways
  • High incident crash intersection enforcement designed as an effort to reduce crashes, injuries, and property damage

Equipment

In addition to the standard equipment found in most Pembroke Pines police vehicles, members of the Traffic Unit are equipped with a number of items specific to their duties:

  • Alco Sensor portable breathing machines
  • Laser activated speed measuring devices
  • Total Station Crash Scene Equipment to measure evidence and map an entire crash scene
  • Window tint meters
  • Impairment goggles to simulate how peripheral vision, depth perception, and judgement are compromised when under the influence
  • Vericom 2000 to calculate a vehicle's minimum speed

Motorcycles

Members of our Motor Squad are assigned Harley Davidson FLHP Police Road King.  The motorcycles are outfitted with specialized equipment and performance accessories specific to law enforcement. 

Police Motorcycles

Our motorcycle officers participate in monthly training exercises to promote rider safety and improve proficiency.  Motorcycle officers often participate in a number of dignitary escorts, school demonstrations, and other community events.

Smart Trailer

The Pembroke Pines “Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer” (SMART) assists our officers in promoting speed limit compliance within neighborhoods, school zones, construction sites, and on at-risk roadways. SMART is a portable, self-contained speed display unit that can be towed from site to site, as needed. The trailer captures data relative to the number of cars compared to the length of time, the number of cars compared to the average / highest / lowest speed, and captures many more statistics gained from the motoring public.