The Henderson Police Department Traffic Bureau’s goal is to reduce the number of accidents on the roadways to make the streets safer for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. This is accomplished through traffic enforcement and education, commercial vehicle enforcement, targeting impaired drivers and patrolling the parks and trails. The Traffic Bureau also has sections for parking enforcement and school crossing guards.
To report any problems related to traffic, parking or other traffic-enforcement related issues, please submit a request online.
The Henderson Police Department employs three Parking Enforcement Officers (PEOs), to patrol approximately 105 square miles. The PEOs respond to complaints of abandoned vehicles, illegally parked vehicles and unregistered vehicles generated by the public, other city of Henderson departments and other government agencies. In addition, the PEOs pro-actively patrol residential neighborhoods and commercial areas for parking violations as well as private parking lots and gated communities for handicapped parking violations. The Henderson Police Department also has several citizens who volunteer their time specifically to patrol and issue citations for handicapped parking violations.
Officers assigned to the Investigative Detail handle all fatal and serious injury accidents, officer-involved accidents, and hit and run investigations. When not investigating accidents, officers check the complaint log and conduct enforcement activities in high complaint areas.
School Crossing Guards
The primary responsibility of a school crossing guard is to help children safely cross the street as they walk or bicycle to and from school. School crossing guards control traffic when children are in an intersection and encourage safe behavior by all pedestrians. All City Management Services manages the Henderson Police Department crossing guard program for 24 elementary schools at 45 designated school crossings.