In addition to protecting life and property as police officers, the Traffic Unit’s duty is to:
- Strategically and proactively enforce the traffic regulations of the City of New Smyrna Beach and the State of Florida
- Make arrests for traffic violations
- Investigate traffic crashes, traffic homicides and traffic complaints
- Providing escorts for special events and dignitaries
The unit is comprised of four full-time officers. They cooperate with traffic engineering and other departments in developing ways to improve traffic conditions and traffic safety. This is done through strategic enforcement and traffic flow studies.