Traffic Unit

Traffic OfficerThe Traffic Services Unit focuses on promoting traffic safety and solving traffic-related problems throughout the City by intervention and education and by partnering with other Police Department units, various City departments, and private and government organizations.

Officers with the unit focus on reducing the rate and severity of traffic collisions by concentrating efforts on: speed reduction, high-risk violation enforcement, sobriety and traffic safety checkpoints, driver education, pedestrian behavior, traffic safety presentations to the public, defective equipment violation enforcement, commercial vehicle violation enforcement, traffic hazard notification and roadway condition improvements. We are also committed to responding to citizen traffic complaints.

To report traffic-related concerns, contact Oceanside Police Sgt. Ignacio Lopez at 760-435-4683, Sgt. Rich Schickel at 760-435-4683, Sgt. Matt Bussey 760-435-4924, or send an e-mail to traffic@ci.oceanside.ca.us

DUI Enforcement Team

Sobriety Check point SignThe Oceanside Police Department is committed to apprehending intoxicated drivers and citing motorists who have violated laws which cause collisions, as well as the importance of addressing overall traffic safety. The Department's DUI Team has demonstrated an earnest commitment to the enforcement of laws relating to driving under the influence, vehicle seat belt and child restraint usage, and other safety-related matters. For information on DUI enforcement, contact Sgt. Ignacio Lopez at 760-435-4683 or send e-mail to traffic@ci.oceanside.ca.us

For the most recently released information on traffic safety, national crash statistics and a lot more, click on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Web site www.nhtsa.dot.gov

Red Light Enforcement Program

The City of Oceanside has installed red light enforcement cameras at various intersections throughout the City. The cameras photograph motorists who fail to stop for red lights and also records the violations in streaming video. If you have been photographed failing to stop for a red light you will receive a notice in the mail. The notice will be addressed to the registered owner of the vehicle. If you disagree with the notice, you can call the Traffic Services Unit at 760-435-4789 and make an appointment to view the video. You can also contest the violation in traffic court. Coming to the Police Department to view the video does not negate your right to contest the violation in court. An informational handout that explains the camera system is available at the front counter of the Police Department.