The Traffic Division is responsible for three major functions:
- Traffic related criminal investigation
- Traffic control and enforcement
- Traffic safety
Traffic Division includes several details that are responsible for a variety of functions. The Vehicular Homicide Section (VHS) investigates motor vehicle collisions involving death, critical injury, and felony traffic crimes.
The Solo Motorcycle Detail that is tasked with facilitating normal traffic flow, especially during peak morning and afternoon hours. They often perform escorts for parades and visiting dignitaries. The officers also participate in community events such as the “Say Hi” school program.
The Night Enforcement Unit (NEU) is responsible for traffic enforcement of our roadways during the nighttime hours. They primarily focus on impaired, distracted and speeding drivers as those are the leading causes for critical and fatal collisions. The NEU also has investigators who handle the charging of felony cases related to impaired driving.
Also under the Traffic Division is the Junior Police Officers (JPO) program. The JPO and traffic monitors provide traffic safety education and assistance for elementary school students. The program started in 1921 and is the only student traffic assistance program in the nation. The JPO program provides services to 120 schools on Oahu during the school year.
Another program under the Traffic Division is the Volunteer Special Enforcement Officer Program (VSEO) which consists of civic-minded volunteers who are trained and commissioned by the department to enforce disable parking laws and expanded duties.
For additional information about Motor Vehicle and Moped Safety and Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety click on the titles or check out the traffic safety pages that are available on the Info and Resources page.