The Traffic Unit investigates all fatal and serious injury motor vehicle accidents as well as hit and run accidents. Additionally, the Traffic Sergeant coordinates the police role in events such as road races, parades, and street closures.
Although all uniformed officers are expected to enforce traffic laws, the Traffic Unit focuses on enforcement in problem areas such as high-accident intersections and school zones as well as citizen requests for increased attention.
For information on contesting traffic citations, please see our FAQ page. To obtain copies of motor vehicle accident reports, please go to the Get Crash Reports website.
The Portland Police Department occasionally receives funding from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. Any individual who feels they have been discriminated against by the Portland Police Department may file a complaint with the Maine Department of Public Safety.
To request special attention to traffic violations in your neighborhood, please contact the Traffic Unit at 874-8532.