The Traffic Unit was formed in 1988 and currently consists of two Motorcycle Officers and is overseen by a Traffic Sergeant.
Traffic Officers patrol using assigned Harley Davidson police motorcycles. The police motorcycles are equipped with both stationary and moving mode RADAR units to detect speeders.
The ultimate goal of the Traffic Unit is to reduce traffic collisions. This may be achieved through the application of such techniques as geographic/temporal assignment of personnel and equipment and the establishment of preventive patrols to deal with specific categories of unlawful driving behavior. Traffic enforcement techniques are based on accident data, enforcement activity records, traffic volume, and traffic conditions.
The Manteca Police Department and the Traffic Unit continue to partner with the "Office of Traffic Safety." Through this partnership, the Traffic Unit receives grants which help in the enforcement of DUI laws through DUI checkpoints and Saturation Patrols, seatbelt enforcement operations, distracted driving operations, provide traffic safety information and training to the motoring public as well as our school children plus so much more.
The Traffic Unit also has RADAR Trailers and a Sign Trailer that alert drivers of their speeds and information when traveling on Manteca’s streets. Citizens can request the trailer be placed on their streets when numerous speeders are noted. To request the RADAR trailer be placed at a specific location, please contact (209)456-8285.