The Traffic Bureau investigates traffic collisions as well as traffic-related crimes.
The Traffic Bureau officers conduct various enforcement details including school zones, traffic complaints, and special events. The Traffic Bureau participates in several grants through the Office of Traffic Safety including the "Click It or Ticket" Seatbelt Enforcement Program and DUI Awareness and Enforcement.
The Traffic Bureau is under the leadership of Sergeant Steve Jimenez.
The Traffic Bureau's primary focus is to enhance traffic safety through partnering with the community to solve traffic problems and through the enforcement of traffic safety laws. The Traffic Bureau is an integral part of the Lake Elsinore Police Department.
The Traffic Bureau's duties enhance compliance with traffic laws by active enforcement and education regarding hazardous driving behaviors. Statistics show that active and consistent enforcement of traffic safety laws lessens the number of traffic collisions, thus reducing traffic-related fatalities, physical injuries, and property damage.
Although all patrol officers provide a traffic enforcement presence in the City of Lake Elsinore, it is the primary assignment of the Traffic Bureau's Motorcycle Officers to focus on addressing traffic complaints, enforce state traffic laws, and to investigate traffic collisions within the city.
Accident Investigation Team
Traffic Bureau Officers assigned to this team are subject to call 24/7 and respond to all major injury and fatal traffic accidents in the City of Lake Elsinore. These officers have been through specialized schooling and on-the-job training to investigate and complete a highly detailed report and if needed reconstruction of the collision. These types of collisions usually involve lengthy litigation in criminal and civil courts and these officers' reports and findings are critical in these proceedings. For questions related to major traffic collisions please call: 951-245-3300