The Redwood City Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Unit is dedicated to improving the safety of motorists and pedestrians throughout the roadways of Redwood City. The unit employs a variety of approaches, including issuing citations or arrests, collaboration with City and State engineering departments, and public education campaigns. Proactive arrests of impaired drivers accomplished through saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints can reduce injury, accidents and fatalities caused by drunk drivers. The issuance citations in areas with statistically-high accident rates helps to deter unsafe driving habits.
The Traffic Enforcement Unit also assists with traffic control during city events, road closures, and as a regional resource during large emergencies.