In an effort to provide greater safety and service to the community of Tualatin and to address specific concerns regarding traffic crashes and general safety, the Tualatin Police Department formed the Traffic Team in 2006. The Traffic Team is currently comprised of two members of the patrol division who were selected based on their skills, background, experience and training. The Traffic Team officers receive extensive and regular training and have been assigned Honda ST1300P Police motorcycles.
The Traffic Team officers patrol the City during the highest traffic impact times and enforce traffic laws, investigate traffic crashes and educate the motoring public. The Traffic Team officers have had a significant impact on the rest of the Patrol Division. Other Patrol Division members have been freed from some traffic related duties, such as investigating crashes, and have more time available to patrol their assigned districts. This has allowed all of the officers to engage in more proactive problem solving.
In addition to their regular traffic related duties, one of the Traffic Team officer's is a member of the Washington County Crash Reconstruction and Analysis Team (C.A.R.T.) and both are certified Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians.