We identify problem areas from citizen complaints, complaints from officers, and our own observations. Often, if there has been little or no enforcement in an area, the Traffic Safety Unit does some form of education prior to enforcement. This includes flyers, letters, and verbal warnings. While this is not required, the Traffic Safety Unit feels it forms a trust with the community. Our #1 goal is compliance.
Parking CitationsIf you would like more information on parking citations, payment, and dispute procedures, please visit the Turlock Police Records Parking Citation page.
Abandoned VehiclesThe Traffic Safety Unit also handles complaints about abandoned vehicles. Vehicles that have been parked on a street for more than 72 hrs, inoperable vehicles or hazardous vehicles may be considered abandoned. By law, there is a 10-day notification where the owner is sent a letter and given 10 days to move the vehicle. If you would like to report an abandoned vehicle, please contact the Traffic Safety Unit at (209) 664-7380.