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Child Safety

It is the mission of the Traffic Safety Unit to provide professional police service, to work with the community to provide education and awareness in the area of traffic safety in an effort to reduce traffic collisions and traffic related fatalities in the City of Columbia.

The traffic safety enforcement officers are primarily responsible for enforcing South Carolina Vehicle Code statutes, enforcement of local traffic ordinances, and investigation of vehicle collisions.

The purpose of the traffic safety unit is to create safer roadways for motorist, cyclists and pedestrians. This is accomplished through enforcing traffic laws, educating citizens and addressing roadway engineering issues.

The traffic safety officers respond to community complaints regarding traffic safety issues and provide dedicated enforcement at high collision intersections.

If you are concerned about a specific traffic related issue, you are encouraged to contact the traffic unit by telephone, at 803-545-3975.



The Crossing Guard Unit is responsible for providing vehicular and pedestrian traffic control at designated locations to promote maximum safety in the movement of elementary and middle school students to and from school.

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