Traffic Safety Unit
The Traffic Safety Unit consists of 7 deputies under the supervision
Darrell Sorrells. The first traffic unit was created in 1997 with the first
Highway Safety grant ever awarded to the Sheriffs Offices to hire the deputies and
purchase 3 cars and 6 motorcycles. The unit identifies high traffic crash locations
involving injury or fatalities and places special emphasis on crash-causing violations.
Working with other law enforcement agencies throughout the county, this unit is
responsible for a continuing reduction in traffic crashes and deaths. In 1998 the unit
made 149 DUI arrests.