The Citrus Heights Police Department’s Traffic Unit has 1 sergeant and 7 full-time traffic officers. The goal of the Traffic Unit is to assist in the safe, smooth flow of traffic, and reduce collisions within our city. The traffic officers utilize community oriented policing.

Traffic issues are addressed with an Education-Engineering-Enforcement emphasis.

Community Outreach

Our traffic officers will participate in numerous community events to teach safety. These include:
  • Bicycle rodeos
  • Driver education courses at our high schools
  • Driver safety course for seniors
  • Investigation of traffic collisions
  • Enforcement of traffic laws
  • Red Light Photo Enforcement
  • DUI enforcement
  • Calls for service
  • Parking issues
  • Special events
  • Citizen complaints or traffic concerns
Traffic Safety Tips
  • Don’t drink and drive. Use a designated driver if you are away from home and drinking.
  • Wear your seat belt. A properly worn seat belt will lessen the severity of injury if you are involved in a collision.
  • Obey speed limits. Almost half of the injury collisions in Citrus Heights occur as the result of one or both drivers driving at an unsafe speed.
  • Leave early, don’t be rushed. Drivers who are rushed or running late may drive too fast.
  • Who has the Right of Way? Find out.
  • Does your child need a Booster Seat? Find out.
  • Do you know the latest Rules of the Road? Visit the the DMV and see:
We would like to hear from you!  Please contact us by calling our tip line, 916-727-5525, or email with your traffic comments or concerns.
California DMV