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Highway Interdiction Traffic Safety (HITS)

  About Us

The mission of the Highway Interdiction Traffic Safety Unit (HITS) is to solve traffic safety problems through partnerships with our citizens and other agencies. The HITS Unit is comprised of a highly trained, flexible, and proactive team that is committed to the prevention of vehicle collisions, the fair and impartial enforcement of motor vehicle laws, and the education of our citizens regarding traffic safety issues. The HITS Unit investigates all traffic related fatalities and any vehicle collision involving city or county equipment that has resulted in serious injury or extensive property damage. The HITS Unit will take a leadership role in raising public awareness to the emotional and economic consequences of traffic safety issues.

Motor Units
There are 10 motor units including a Sergeant. The high maneuverability of motorcycles has proven to be an asset in the areas of traffic enforcement, as well as providing valuable assistance with dignitary escortsparades, funerals and other special events.  The unit’s primary focus is to suppress crime in the division “Hot Spots” or high crime areas through traffic enforcement and visibility.

Unit Composition
The H.I.T.S. Unit is managed within the Support Services Group. 

The Unit's staffing includes:

  • Captain
  • One Sergeant over fatality crash investigations
  • One Motor Sergeant
  • 9 Motor officers
  • 4 Fatality Investigators
  • 12 Traffic Officers assigned to the divisions.
 
   

Training
All officers assigned to H.I.T.S are required to attend and complete a rigorous traffic enforcement / collision reconstruction curriculum within their first year in the assignment. The officers are also required to maintain and keep current, certifications relating to their traffic enforcement assignment. The total primary training for H.I.T.S Officers exceeds 600 hours.
 

 

 

  Equipment
The H.I.T.S Unit is equipped with some of the most modern and advanced traffic enforcement and collision reconstruction tools available to the Law Enforcement community today.
 
Some of which are:
  • marked Ford Crown Victorias, and Chevy Impalas and unmarked Chevy Impalas.
  • Ford Expedition and Ford Explorer (Fatality investigations)
  • BMW 1200
  • Traffic Safety Systems Inc., VASCAR Plus
  • STALKER dual / same lane / same direction RADAR
  • MPH Industries BEE III RADAR unit
  • Laser Technologies Ultralyte LR B laser Radar
  • Nikon Total Station   
  • Coefficient of friction measuring devices (Drag Sleds)
  • Mobile Vision, mobile video recorders installed in each vehicle
  • Alco-Sensor, portable alcohol screening device
  • Crush-Jig, coefficient of restitution measurement device
  • Window Tint Meters
 
The H.I.T.S office is not staffed 24 hours a day; however we do have voice mail on our phone line.
  • If you want a police officer to respond to your location, dial 911.
  • If you want to make a report by telephone, dial 311.
  • If you would like to speak to an officer about a particular  traffic safety problem please call our office. If no one is available, please leave a message on our voice mail; dial 704-336-4465.
  • If you wish to contact our Traffic Hotline, dial 704-432-2120 or email bbryant@cmpd.org
 
General Contact Info:
H.I.T.S Office
601 East Trade Street, 28202
Phone: 704-336-4465
Fax: 704-432-1471
Unit Commander: Captain Andy Kornberg 704-336-4197

Motor Unit Supervisor: Sergeant M.K. Shy 704-336-8403

Unit Supervisor: Sergeant D. B. Sloan, 704-336-8403,