The Traffic Unit focuses on enforcement of traffic laws in an effort to create a safe environment on the streets in our community. The Traffic Unit is staffed by one sergeant, one agent, two officers, and two community service officers. The unit is managed by the Special Enforcement Division captain. The officers are assigned as motorcycle officers. They are responsible for enforcing traffic laws, investigating traffic accidents, and managing City approved festivals and special events that involve road closures or potential traffic hazards. Speed enforcement is done using radar speed measurement tools (Radar) as well as laser speed measurement tools (Lidar). Our Lidar devices were generously donated by a member of our community and are a positive asset to the unit. The Traffic Unit also includes several crossing guards who help to ensure the safety of school children crossing busy intersections to and from school.
To report traffic problems in the City of Campbell, please email the Traffic Unit or call 408-866-2177.
Please note that we will always try to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible; however, for inquiries submitted outside of normal business hours, on weekends, or on a holiday, we may not be able to respond until the next business day.
If you have a correctable violation and wish to have the citation signed off, any California Police Officer can sign off the citation. Proof of insurance can only be signed off by the court. San Jose Traffic Court will accept a photocopy of your current insurance card as proof of correction.
The Campbell Police Department signs-off citations Monday through Friday, between noon and 1:00 PM. There is no fee for this service if the citation was issued by the Campbell Police Department. There will be a $15 fee if the ticket was issued by another agency.
If your vehicle is not drivable and is located in the City of Campbell, you may make an appointment for a citation sign-off by calling our Traffic Unit at (408) 866-2177.
Monday - Friday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Free for Campbell Police Department issued tickets
$15 for non-Campbell Police Department issued tickets
Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP)
The Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program is implemented by the Public Works Department as a means to evaluate various types of traffic conditions and investigate the preventative measures that can be taken to help calm flow of traffic within neighborhoods. For more information on this program, click here.
Abandoned or Stored Vehicles
An abandoned vehicle is defined as a vehicle that has been abandoned or stored for a period of 72 hours or more on a public street, alley, or public parking lot. The Campbell Police Department runs an aggressive program to keep the streets free of abandoned and junk vehicles. This is accomplished by aggressively patrolling for abandoned vehicles, as well as responding to reports by citizens. The Campbell Police Department tows an average of 10 abandoned vehicles each month. To report an abandoned or stored vehicle, call the hotline at 408-866-2712. See Abandoned Vehicles for more information.
The Traffic Unit has one member specifically assigned to parking enforcement. Much of this enforcement is focused in our downtown area time zones in an effort to keep spaces available for people visiting and shopping in the area. We have a three-story parking garage available at Second Street and Civic Center Drive. This structure is free of hourly restrictions, for those who intend to stay longer than the time zones allow.