Traffic Unit

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 Enforcing Traffic Laws

Problems are identified through resident complaints, officer observations, traffic engineer observations, or accident histories. Brea Police Department devotes necessary resources to resolve these problems. Voluntary motorist compliance with traffic laws is our primary goal and is encouraged through use of public education, radar trailers, and informative pamphlets distributed by VIPS police volunteers.

Experience demonstrates that traffic law enforcement is a vital part of any effective city traffic safety program. The city has provided traffic officers as a visible deterrent to potential traffic violators and to observe and cite those violating traffic laws and endangering themselves and others.

To do as much as we can to gain voluntary compliance, the department has begun to publish areas of the community warranting special concern. Selective enforcement details, as we call them, are places where officers concentrate enforcement for a brief period of time. In addition, the Brea Police Deparatment conducts specific events to help prevent traffic-related injuries or death such as DUI checkpoints and distracted driving enforcement.

Questions or concerns? Contact the traffic unit at 714-671-4475 or by email.