Traffic Unit


The Pinellas Park Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit is a proactive section of officers who are specifically trained in a variety of fields. 


  • DUI investigations
  • Routine crash investigations
  • Some of these fields include:
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Traffic homicide investigations
Traffic Enforcement Truck

DUI Investigations

The DUI Investigations Unit consists of officers who are specifically trained in the prevention, detection and apprehension of impaired drivers. It is estimated that DUI crashes cost citizens over 46 billion dollars a year a year in lost wages and health care costs.

Traffic Homicide Investigations Unit

The Traffic Homicide Investigations (T.H.I.) Unit consists of officers who are specifically trained in fatal traffic crash investigations and reconstruction. This THI utilizes crash scene mapping and to scale drawing systems to properly and accurately document Traffic Homicide Scenes.

Drug Recognition Experts

The department also has certified Drug Recognition Experts. Drug Recognition Experts, also known as DREs, are officers who can proficiently identify individuals under the influence of chemical substances. Drug Recognition Experts assist officers in DUI investigations in helping to determine which of the 7 categories is influencing the individual, who is not able to operate a vehicle safely.


The Traffic Unit's goal is to deter crashes and prevent injuries and death. Whether using marked or unmarked police cruisers, the ultimate goal is voluntary compliance with state traffic laws to increase public safety on the roadway of Pinellas Park through programs such as "Click it or Ticket," "DUI Wolfpacks," and "Child Safety Seat Checkpoints."

The unit typically targets the roadways where a high volume of crashes have been reported.


If you have a traffic complaint or something you want addressed as it pertains to traffic issues please email Traffic Unit.