The HCSO Traffic Captain has direct supervision over five (5) deputies consisting of one Sergeant, and four specialized traffic investigators. All of the personnel are certified reconstructionists.
The HCSO Training Division, School Patrol, and Crisis Intervention Team are also under the direct supervision of this Captain.
Responsibilities of the Traffic Division include routine patrol for deterrence and enforcement of traffic violations, as well as investigation and reconstruction of vehicle crashes (with special emphasis on those which involve serious injury and/or death.) The Traffic Division will arrest and prosecute when the evidence of a traffic violation requires. Traffic deputies make presentations to our local schools, various organizations, and the neighborhood community upon request.
Traffic deputies conduct internal training in Basic, Advance, and Reconstruction crash investigation, DUI detection and enforcement, Emergency Vehicle Operation, and computer based traffic crash reporting (Titan). All investigators and supervisors are certified police motorcyclists and two are certified instructors.
Motorcycles are utilized by the Traffic Division in the performance of enforcement, parades, and escorts for VIP’s, visiting Political Dignitaries and funerals.
Traffic Division is concerned with child safety and has and additional arm by having certified child safety seat technicians (Safe Journey Program) who are available to install and inspect child safety seats.
The goal of the Traffic Division is to insure the safety of the citizens of Hamilton County and to save lives.
Lt. David Sowder
8395 N.Hickory Valley
Chattanooga, TN 37416
Phone: (423) 893-3503 ext 246