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Community Traffic Services Unit



Sergeant Stephen Egan

Officer-In-Charge

E-Mail: 26860@lapd.online

(818) 644-8146

 

VTD’s CTSU is a specialized unit of motor officers and traffic collision officers dedicated to

addressing traffic concerns throughout the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations-Valley

Bureau (Van Nuys Area, West Valley Area, North Hollywood Area, Foothill Area, Devonshire

Area, Mission Area and Topanga Area).

 

The unit is divided into seven sections:

 

Traffic Services Officer

Traffic Safety and Education

Child Safety Seat Program

Safety Valet Program

Sober Graduation Program

Off-Road Enforcement

RADAR/LASER Coordinator

Reserve Officer Coordinator

 

Traffic Services Officers

 

The Traffic Services Officers (TSO) section is comprised of seven motor officers who are

responsible for solving traffic problems. One officer is assigned to each of the seven Valley

Bureau Areas.

Their duties involve resolving traffic concerns and/or complaints utilizing the approach of

education, engineering, and/or enforcement. Each TSO works closely with the Community,

Council District Offices, Department of Transportation, Patrol Areas, and other Southern

California Law Enforcement agencies to resolve traffic concerns when possible. In addition, the

officers provide specialized traffic training to the Area patrol officers and are available to speak

at community meetings on traffic related matters. One will often find the TSOs providing

selective enforcement at an identified traffic problem location(s).

 

The name and telephone number of assigned TSOs are as follows:

 

 

Van Nuys Area                Officer Allen Kamai         (818) 644-8142   31736@lapd.online

West Valley Area            Officer Tony Sciarrino     (818) 644-8145   33749@lapd.online

North Hollywood Area   Officer Brian Mivelaz      (818) 644-8147   36389@lapd.online

Foothill Area                   Officer Joel Flores            (818) 644-8142   30658@lapd.online

Devonshire Area             Officer David Hovey        (818) 644-8144   26653@lapd.online

Mission Area                   Officer Ryan Bronk          (818) 644-8017   38980@lapd.online

Topanga Area                 Officer James Hutchins     (818) 644-8041   26134@lapd.online

 

Traffic Safety and Education

 

The Officers are assigned to Traffic Safety / Education and conduct traffic safety classes in both English and Spanish for all school grades (Pre-school to High School). The traffic safety and education classes are also available to the business community. The officers work in conjunction with representatives from the Mayor’s Office, Southern California-Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the Los Angeles Unified School District, Safety Belt Safe USA, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and numerous area educators to actively maintain the highest level of service relating to traffic concerns in and around the schools during school hours. This collective group of service providers’ mission is to improve traffic safety and to maintain a realistic and informative educational and traffic prevention program for students, parents and educators who are the stake holders in our communities.

 

Child Safety Seat Check-up/Inspection. The Traffic Safety and Education section

conduct a weekly child safety seat check-up/inspection service, free of charge for

community members. During the Child Safety Check-up, parents or caregivers can

drive up to the check-up/inspection station with their children in the car seats. The

check-up is conducted by a certified child safety seat technician for proper fit of the

child in the seat, the proper installation of the seat in the vehicle, and a check of the seat

for safety and recalls. VTD is a registered Child Safety Seat Check-up/Inspection

Station under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). For more

information and to make an appointment, please contact the Child Safety Seat

Coordinator by calling (818) 644-8143.

 

Child safety seat inspections and installations are conducted on Thursday between

7:30 AM and 11:30 AM.

 

Buckle your child in a safety seat every trip, no matter how short the trip.

 

Remember: All children under the age of 16 must ride properly buckled up.

 

Children MUST be secured in an appropriate child passenger restraint (safety seat or

booster seat) IN THE BACK SEAT OF A VEHICLE. Toddlers up to 2 years old should be rear facing, and children up to 8 years old or 4ft 9in tall should be in their age appropriate safety seat.

 

Safety Valet Program. The implementation of the Safety Valet Program at various

schools at the various schools in the San Fernando Valley has transformed morning

congestion and grid-lock to an orderly, traffic control system staffed by school

volunteers. The program has focused on school entrance or the designated main vehicle

drop off point. Safety Valet Program volunteers performing Safety Valet functions will

open car doors, direct traffic and encourage the continuous flow of traffic in and around

the valet area. For more information, please contact the Safety Valet Coordinator at

(818) 644-8144.

 

Sober Graduation Program. This program was established by the CHP in 1985 as an

effective anti-DUI program targeting high school seniors and raising their awareness of

the dangers of drinking and driving. As spring activities and celebrations mark the end

of the school year with graduation celebrations and proms, VTD officers visit more than

20 Valley high schools in an attempt to re-enforce driver and peer responsibility.

 

The officer’s presentations are supported by numerous attention catching static displays:

A demolished vehicle that has been associated in a traffic collision involving a drunk

driver; an impressive static display depicting a photographic gallery that depicts the

consequences and dangers as a result of drinking and driving; and, not only does the

crushed car grab the student attention, but it gives them an opportunity to talk to a

uniformed officer.

 

The officer’s presentations and displays are an attempt to reduce the number of traffic

collisions among young adults caused by drinking and driving and to re-enforce their

responsibility to their communities and society as the potential for traffic collisions

increase. For more information, please contact the Sober Graduation Coordinator at

(818) 644-8144.

 

The name and telephone number of VTD Traffic Safety Officer(s) are:

Officer Chad Dellinger (818) 644-8143

Officer Arturo Ornelas (818) 644-8023

 

RADAR/LASER Coordinator

 

The RADAR/LASER coordinator is a motor officer who is responsible for the RADAR and

LASER devices used to measure the speed of vehicles. The coordinator works closely with the

Department of Transportation and the City Attorney’s Office in regards to speed limits. For

additional information, please contact Officer Troy Williams at (818) 644-8016.

 

Additionally, requests for calibration records should be made through Risk Management

Division at (213) 978-2100. Requests for speed zone survey copies should be made through the

Department of Transportation - Survey Section at (213) 972-5060.

 

Reserve Officer Coordinator

 

The reserve officer coordinator consists of one motor officer whose duty is to coordinate VTD’s

reserve officer cadre. Reserve officers assigned to VTD assist and supplement sworn personnel

in a variety of assignments that range from administrative to enforcement.

 

The Department has modified the Reserve Corps to comply with the California Commission of

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) guidelines and has classified all Sworn Reserve

Officers as Level III, Level II or Level I. The level designation is indicative of the duties that the

Reserve Officer is authorized to perform.

 

For additional information on how to become a reserve officer, please contact Officer

Steve Carbajal at (818) 644-8066.


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