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    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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