The Traffic Unit is a line of support that provides technical expertise to the department in the areas of accident investigation and the operation of speed detection doppler and laser radars. This unit is responsible for the investigation of all serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents that occur within the city limits. The Traffic Unit investigates citizen complaints of speeding vehicles, illegal parking, and other traffic related issues.
Traffic safety enforcement is paramount to creating a safe City of Bentonville. Officers engage in traffic enforcement in areas where we have received complaints or where they have observed continuous violations. The typical complaints received and violations observed include speeding, running stop signs and red lights, not yielding to pedestrian traffic or school buses, and even DWI related reports. Our goal through enforcement and education is to raise awareness of these issues, reduce the violations, and thereby make Bentonville streets safe for everyone.