Traffic Unit

The San Pablo Police Department Traffic Unit was formed in 2003 with the assistance of grant funds from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The Unit consists of one sergeant and four patrol officers, whose responsibilities include investigate traffic collisions and enforce traffic laws. Additionally, they provide expertise in traffic flow and crowd management during community events such as the annual Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fourth of July Celebration to insure a safe and smooth event. The Traffic Officers also conduct safety inspections of commercial vehicles and taxis.

These officers receive over 400 hours of specialized training in traffic enforcement, collision investigation, crash reconstruction and commercial vehicle investigation. Officers remain current in traffic related issues by attending conference updates and seminars.

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San Pablo Traffic Complaints

Citizens are encouraged to report traffic problems to the San Pablo Police Department by sending us an email at  Trafficofficer@sanpabloca.gov

This reporting process has been established to better serve the community and citizens who want to ask for special enforcement in an area, or suggest something to the Traffic Unit.
  • Your message will be delivered directly to our traffic officers for evaluation and enforcement. A member of our traffic team will respond to let you know we received your message and to keep you updated on the process.

  • Examples of common issues that can be reported online include speeders at a specific location, habitual stop sign/red light violations, crosswalk violations, unsafe or reckless driving, sign or signal damage and/or obstructions, etc.

  • A copy of your report may not be permanently retained by San Pablo Police Department after the incident has been addressed by staff.
  • Your submission of a traffic related complaint/issue is considered informational and helps the Police Department address reoccurring traffic related problems.

If the incident you are reporting is an emergency or requires immediate attention please contact us at 911 (emergency) or (510) 724-1111 (non-emergency). Do not report the incident online. Online reporting should only be used to report incidents that do not require immediate attention as the reporting system is not continuously monitored by police personnel.

News Release

COMMERCIAL CHECKPOINT PRESS release 06Nov2019