Safety Traffic Enforcement

Cobb County Traffic Enforcement

Precinct 4 direct: Phone: 770-499-4184
Special Operations MAIN: 770-499-3987
Special Operations Sgt. Pope direct: 770-499-4139 | bl.pope@cobbcounty.org
Cobb County Non-Emergency: 770-499-3900

SPEED Enforcement: Road must meet certain criteria for patrols to use radar. In our subdivision patrols cannot run radar on Chimney Lake DR NE (or similar small roads and cul-de-sacs) for example but CAN run radar on Johnson Ferry.

STOP SIGN Enforcement: Stop signs are a concerns for law enforcement and taken seriously. Incomplete stops will usually be ticketed. Most patrols take video so offenses are hard to get out of if you go to court. Patrolmen working off duty side jobs in a police capacity are empowered to pull over and officially warn and/or ticket.

Traffic enforcement is not the primary duty of Cobb County Police. If comes after accidents, 911 calls and other public safety duties. Areas with traffic enforcement needs should be reported to your precinct and they will step up their presence there temporarily. They recommend communities and subdivisions hire off duty officers to fill in the gaps if needed. Local officers working side jobs work closely with the patrol beats.

Our local precinct: Precinct 4 information here

Precinct Zone Patrols: As part of their shift routines, the patrols will roll through neighborhoods. For specific targeted enforcement of problem areas, the precinct should be contacted with specifics. The patrols will be notified and will conduct specific enforcement as their time allows. An area that is productive for enforcement will tend to get them to stay longer. To be affective, concerned citizens should call on a regular basis to stay top of mind.

Contact them to request additional patrols.

If you have a problem area the police have asked that you contact them directly and they will request more patrols. This is a short term fix that need to be repeated as needed, here is how it works.

Precinct 4 – Regular “beat” police patrols

Our local police department want to hear from us about traffic enforcement needs. When the commander of our precinct receives a request, they will email the scheduled patrols for that day and let them know of the request. Patrols have many duties besides traffic but when they do not have a “call” they will try to cruise the area

Special Operations – Targeted Traffic enforcement

Because the regular patrols have to prioritize emergencies, criminal offences and other public safety, Cobb county has the Special Operations department dedicated to traffic enforcement, the “Motor unit”. These are the motorcycles cops. See: https://cobbcounty.org/hr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5961&Itemid=2178

Sergeant Brian Pope is contact point 770-499-4139. He works with Sargent Napper

When a call is received they will put the patrol request in the rotation. It may take a few days to a week before they get here.

If they find the patrol was “productive” they will come back more frequently, if it was not “productive” they will move on to other assignments.

We were encouraged to call on a regular basis (once a quarter).

Precinct 4 direct: Phone: 770-499-4184
Special Operations MAIN: 770-499-3987
Special Operations Sgt. Pope direct: 770-499-4139 | bl.pope@cobbcounty.org
Cobb County Non-Emergency: 770-499-3900