The primary responsibility of the Traffic Operations Unit is to protect lives and mitigate property damage through traffic law enforcement and follow up investigation. The unit is comprised of 2 supervisors and 8 officers who utilize Harley Davidson motorcycles, two marked Police Chevrolet Tahoes, and two unmarked Dodge Chargers (for traffic and DWI enforcement) to perform their duties.
The Traffic Operations Unit uses enforcement, education, and community partnership to work toward that goal. The personnel assigned to the unit have extensive training in Accident Reconstruction, which applies the laws of physics as it relates to vehicular motion. They use updated technology to help them accurately reconstruct serious or fatal collisions.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
Commercial vehicle inspection officers work in this program to ensure the safety and integrity of commercial vehicles traveling on the roadways in and through the City of Grapevine. The program goals are accomplished through enforcement of city ordinances, state registration, weight laws, regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and positive interaction with the transportation industry via outreach and educational opportunities.
These officers are trained by the Texas Department of Public Safety, and are certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to conduct Level 1 through 5 North American Standard Roadside Inspections. The Grapevine Police Department is also a member of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).