The Traffic Unit is comprised of a corporal and a deputy and is a new and growing unit within the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office. The operations of the Traffic Unit include Directed Enforcement, Crash Reconstruction, and Traffic Analysis.
Deputies within the Traffic Unit are trained as Crash Reconstruction Specialists. During crash reconstruction, the Traffic Unit will identify factors involved in crashes such as speed and mechanical defects. The Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit responds to the scene immediately after the accident to gather evidence, take measurements and take photographs in an effort to identify the cause of crashes.
The Traffic Unit works closely with the Highway Safety Administration (HSA), and is a member of the State Highway Safety Plan Committee, to reduce traffic deaths and injuries in Cecil County. The mission of the partnership with HSA is to effectively and efficiently administer traffic safety by focusing efforts on DUI drivers, speed violators, distracted drivers, seat-belt violations and high collision intersections.
Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is working with Washington College’s Geographic Information System’s Program who partner with Maryland Highway Safety Office and the Governor’s Office for Crime Control and Prevention to provide the Traffic Unit with detailed analysis to include monthly summaries, quarterly analysis, and holiday DUI enforcement analysis. The Cecil County Sheriff’s Office has also partnered with the Cecil County Roads Division to supply and analyze data in an effort to re-engineer roads to be safer in high crash areas.
Traffic Unit Supervisor
For Fiscal Year 2018 Traffic Statistics please view the 2018 Annual Report