The Larimer County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit is comprised of one sergeant and four deputies. The primary objective of the unit is to increase community awareness of traffic safety issues. This is done through educational programs and equitable and appropriate traffic statute enforcement.
The traffic unit works in partnership with other organizations such as Safe Kids of Larimer County, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Poudre Fire Authority, and Loveland Fire in educating the community, children, and teens in the importance of motorist/passenger safety, and bicycle/pedestrian safety.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) related accidents are a primary concern for the traffic unit. In 2011, Larimer County experienced 22 fatal automobile accidents, of which seven were due to alcohol. This ranked Larimer County 8th in the state for the number of fatal DUI accidents that year. Through its activity in the Northern Colorado DUI Task Force, the unit works with numerous other Northern Colorado law enforcement agencies in conducting extra DUI patrols and checkpoints in an ongoing effort to reduce the incidence of drunk driving and alcohol related accidents.
To report traffic problems or concerns, please call our Traffic Line at (970) 498-5357.