Traffic Safety Section

The Traffic Safety Section is comprised of Traffic Safety Officers and Motorcycle Officers. The primary mission of the unit is to provide patrol services to the community, educate and enforce compliance with traffic laws, respond to and investigate vehicle crashes and direct traffic.

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Commander

Lieutenant Mike May          
Office: 703.746.6894          
Email:  mike.may@alexandriava.gov

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The Traffic Safety Section 

The Traffic Safety Section's primary responsibility is to provide patrol services to the community, educate and enforce compliance with traffic laws, respond to and investigate vehicle crashes and direct traffic. The section is comprised of two units, which provide services to the community during day and evening shift hours, 24/7 and 365 days a year. The section commander serves as a single point-of-contact for citizens reporting traffic problems in their neighborhoods. Traffic complaints are assigned to Officers in the Unit who assess the nature of the complaint on location and determine the best course of action to resolve the situation.  

Officers also manage major traffic emergencies such as the temporary closure of main roadways and the detouring of traffic due to water main breaks, power outages and major crash situations. Officers are also commonly relied on to provide specialized patrols for special events, foot races and parades.

Each officer assigned to the section receives extensive specialized training in traffic enforcement, crash investigations, motorcycle operations, speed detection using RADAR and LIDAR, and traffic enforcement. Select officers also have attained instructor status in motorcycle operations and RADAR and LIDAR Operations. The section is responsible for the certification and re-certification of other Alexandria officers. The section is also responsible for the deployment of mobile speed detection trailers, which provide valuable data used to conduct proactive and directed speed enforcement. 

Lieutenant Mike May serves as the primary point-of-contact at the Alexandria Police Department for citizens to report and discuss traffic problems.

Interested in more information regarding traffic safety? The following local and national organizations can provide more information:

Alexandria Families for Safer Streets (AFSS)
Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
Coalition Against Bigger Trucks (CAPT)
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
National Organization of Youth Safety

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
American Automobile Association (AAA)
Bike Law USA (Network of Bike Accident Lawyers)
Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG)
Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
National Motor Freight Traffic Association Inc
Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Share the Road Virginia
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management Incorporated
Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP)
Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)



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