The Traffic Homicide Unit is staffed by one sergeant and six detectives who are all trained accident reconstructionists. The unit is responsible for investigating traffic fatalities, and hit and run crashes with serious bodily injury.
The Traffic Homicide Unit works closely with a dedicated Assistant State Attorney to prosecute all criminal traffic fatality cases. The unit also assists the State Attorney's Office with Peer Impact Presentations at local high schools. The goal of this program is to educate the youth of our community about driving dangerously, either while impaired under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving beyond the ability of the driver's experience.
The unit is also a member of the Duval County Traffic Safety Team, which provides safety instruction and training to the community on traffic related hazards. Historically, the major contributing causes of traffic fatalities are:
driving while impaired
excessive speed and
not using safety belts
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office encourages the public to drive safely and responsibly.
More information is available on pages 21-24 of the Investigations and Homeland Security Departmental Report.* Additional information is also available on the Alert Today - Alive Tomorrow webpage.
For more information about the Traffic Homicide Unit:
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Traffic Homicide Unit
Police Memorial Building
501 E. Bay Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
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