Traffic Unit

The Boone Police Department Traffic Unit is comprised of highly trained and experienced officers. Their duties include investigation of traffic crashes, particularly those with serious personal injury or fatalities. The unit is also charged with reducing and preventing the number and severity of traffic crashes. The Traffic Unit accomplishes these tasks through enforcement based on the locations of crashes, the time, date and offense causing the crashes. The unit also utilizes aggressive DWI enforcement, public education and speed deterrent and detection devices. The Traffic Unit solicits input from the public regarding traffic issues in their neighborhoods and the Town of Boone . In addition to crash analysis, this is one way we identify areas requiring special attention.

The Boone Police Department currently has four officers and a Lieutenant assigned to the unit. Assign to the unit are Master Police Officer Joe Knapp, Senior Police Officer Dennis O’neil, Senior Police Officer Neal Long and Officer Petey Hausley.

For further information, you may email Captain Andy Le Beau or call 828-268-6927.