The primary duties of the Traffic Enforcement Unit are:
- Accident reduction enforcement
- High congestion traffic control
- Special event traffic control
- Traffic complaint enforcement
Additionally, traffic enforcement officers respond to dispatched patrol calls as backup and, not infrequently, as primary officers at crime scenes.
Because of their mobility, traffic enforcement officers are frequently the first units to respond to bank alarms, in-progress calls and fires.
Escorts, parades, and traffic and crowd control associated with special events are areas that traffic enforcement officers handle with great efficiency.