Currently, the Sheriff's Office does not staff a full-time Traffic Enforcement Unit, however the administration has incorporated a “Traffic Management” approach throughout the department. Functionally attached to the Patrol Operations Division, the “Goal” of the program is to prevent a single loss of life due to traffic related circumstances in the community. We believe that by reducing the number and severity of accidents, we can reduce the overall likelihood of a fatality occurring. Therefore, to accomplish this goal, the team of five motor officers, enhanced by the remainder of the division, implements a two-fold program of “Traffic Enforcement” and “Traffic Education”.
Noteworthy, those officers assigned to the “motors unit” are among the best riders in the field. Annually, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office hosts an “Extreme Motor Challenge” of officers from agencies across the Western United States and Canada in June. The challenge presents spectators with a most entertaining and enjoyable two-day event attended by hundreds. This entertaining event features motor skills and maneuverability talents that are designed to teach and train riders how to reduce injuries and survive an accident if involved in one.