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Traffic Bureau - Crash Investigation Unit


The Erie County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Bureau and Accident Investigation Unit (A.I.U.) is located at the Sheriff’s Patrol Headquarters in Chestnut Ridge Park. 1 Sheriff’s Dr, Orchard Park, N.Y. 14127

General questions – (716) 858-3270

Accident report requestsClick Here for instructions

 The Traffic Bureau/A.I.U. is currently staffed with a Sergeant (Traffic Commander) and 2 Deputies.

Deputies assigned to the Traffic bureau have advanced training and experience in crash investigations and are utilized to investigate serious physical injury and fatal motor vehicle crashes. The bureau is routinely requested by local police agencies to assist with crash investigations.

 Some other of the many functions of the Traffic Bureau/A.I.U. is;

  • Processing and mailing requested accident reports handled by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Monitor all daily motor vehicle accident activity in the Sheriff’s patrol districts, including deer strikes.
  • Research, compile, log, and file Erie County Sheriff’s Office accident reports, traffic arrest records, and statistics.
  • Participate, oversee, and monitor all traffic enforcement details, which include; DWI checkpoints, Seat belt checkpoints, and roving patrols for speed, seat belt, and DWI enforcement.
  • Organize and participate in child car seat inspection events, utilizing our specially trained technician officers to ensure proper installation and safety of child passengers.

Statistics:

Erie County Sheriff’s Office

2010

Vehicle & Traffic Arrests  (summonses)

12,764

Alcohol Related Accidents

57

Fatal Accidents  (alcohol related)

2

Injury Accidents  (alcohol related)

20

Property Damage Accidents  (alcohol related)

35

DWI Arrests

370

Seatbelts Violations

235

Speeding Violations

5,447

DWI Court Documents Prepared for Court

77

DWI Processed

370

Accident Records Processed

1,128

Total Accidents

2,719

Fatal Accidents

10

Injury Accidents

488

Property Damage Only Accidents

2,016