Traffic Unit

The Richmond Police Traffic Unit is primarily responsible for collision investigation, traffic-related criminal investigations, traffic law enforcement, problem solving, and collision prevention.  The Traffic Unit also provides traffic control for Richmond festivals and escorts city events and parades.

To accomplish their mission, the Traffic Officers are equipped with BMW Police Motorcycles, marked patrol cars, RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) and LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) speed measuring equipment, a Radar trailer, and a trailer filled with equipment needed for a sobriety checkpoint.

Richmond PD Traffic Officers undergo highly specialized training including Motorcycle Enforcement school, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Collision Investigation, and Radar and Lidar Training.

For non-urgent traffic complaints call (510) 620-6693

For parking / abandoned vehicle complaints call (510) 620-6644

To request a copy of your collision report online click here


Lieutenant F. Tan
 Monday - Thursday
 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sergeant TBD
Monday - Thursday
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
DUI Enforcement / Investigator
 Officer K. Nguyen
 Tuesday - Friday
 3:00 P.M to 1:00 A.M

Traffic Enforcement / Investigator
 Officer D. Patchin
 Tuesday - Friday
 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Traffic Enforcement / Investigator
 Officer J. Platzner
 Monday - Thursday
 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Commercial Enforcement
 Officer M. Pagaling
 6:00 AM to 4:00 P.M

Traffic Enforcement / Investigator
Officer B. Mendler
Tuesday- Friday
7:00 AM to 5:00