Traffic Bureau

Our Motorcycle Officers ride the Honda ST1300P Police Motorcyle MC

Our Motocyle Officers ride the Honda ST1300P Police Motorcyle.

The Traffic/Aero Bureau is commanded by a Police Lieutenant and consists of 1 Motorcycle Sergeant, 1 Accident Investigation Sergeant, 2 Accident Investigation Officers, and 14 Motorcycle Officers. Additionally, there are 15 full time parking control officers monitoring parking meters and enforcing street sweeping and other parking problems within the city.

The primary function of the Traffic/Aero Bureau is to provide for safe movement of traffic within the City of Huntington Beach.

Our Motorcycle Officers investigate traffic collisions, enforce traffic laws to reduce traffic collisions and assist Patrol officers. The Accident Investigation Officers primary duties are the follow-up investigations on major traffic collisions and hit and run investigations.

During the Calendar Year 2011, there were a total of 2886 collision reports taken by the department. The Traffic Bureau took 75% of these.

Traffic Accident

Effective June 1, 2012, the Huntington Beach Police Department no longer investigates or documents most non-injury traffic collisions. This is primary due to budget constraints of the City and other options are available to those involved in a non-injury traffic collision.

If you are the victim of a hit and run, you can report this online

Copies of Traffic Collision reports can be obtained at http://huntingtonbchpd.policereports.us

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website provides information on how to report a traffic accident. http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl16.htm">

TRAFFIC TABLE OF CONTENTS

HUNTINGTON BEACH TRAFFIC COLLISION HISTORY

HUNTINGTON BEACH COLLISION HISTORY
YEAR FATAL INJURY ALCOHOL INVOLVED TOTAL COLLISIONS ALL SOURCES
2012* 13 921 161 1544
2011 7 1484 222 2886
2010 9 1344 255 2954
2009 12 1350 290 3040
2008 13 1200 302 2632
2007 9 849 284 2762
2006 11 978 292 2822
2005 11 979 170 3128
2004 12 984 277 3192
2003 13 1010 253 2910

*As of August 9, 2012

TRAFFIC STOPS

Uh Oh. That looks like a cop behind me...
What to do or what not to do when pulled over

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INFORMATION

Car vs. pole
Traffic Collisions & Investigations
What to do in a traffic accident

PARKING CONTROL AND CITATION INFORMATION

PCO
How do you solve your parking problems?

ALTERNATE VEHICLE INFORMATION

Pocket Bikes, Motorized Bikes, Scooters - Are they legal?

BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY NEAR OUR SCHOOLS

Officer stops two juveniles for riding without helmets and using the handlebars as a seat
Information on Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety near our schools in Huntington Beach.

"THE BOOT"

The Boot

The HBPD utilizes "the Boot" to enforce unpaid parking citations.

AERO BUREAU

Accident Investigator inspects bloody wreckage
Information on the "HB-1" helicopter program.

DIRECTED ENFORCEMENT

Radar enforcement trailer used to make speeders aware of how fast they are going
Directed Enforcement for Traffic
Speeders racing through your neighborhood? Make a request for special traffic enforcement.
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