The duties of the Belmont Police Department Traffic Unit include the investigation of traffic collisions and enforcement of traffic laws in order to reduce traffic collisions.
These efforts result in safer roadways and streets, fewer fatalities and injuries, reduce property damage and facilitate the safe and expedient flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
The Traffic Unit is comprised of the Traffic Sergeant, two traffic/motorcycle officers and three Community Service Officers.
The Traffic Unit concentrates its enforcement efforts in the areas with the highest collision rates within the city of Belmont. These efforts have proven to be effective in reducing the numbers of collisions in the City.
Speed, one of the leading causes of collisions, is enforced through the use of laser devices. Each motorcycle officer is equipped with one of these devices. Mobile speed display radar trailers are rotated throughout the City to inform motorists of their speeds and serve as an educational tool.
The city of Belmont has received grants through the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to help make the community safer. These grants help fund sobriety checkpoints and distracted driving campaigns.
The Traffic Unit cooperates with the traffic engineer and other departments in developing ways and means to improve traffic conditions and traffic safety.
Please use the most requested traffic links below to contact some of these departments.
To request a copy of your collision report, click here.