The Mauldin Police Department Traffic Safety Team was first formed in October 2007 with the receipt of a grant issued by the South Carolina Office of Highway Safety. This original grant funded two officers with the primary focus of reducing collision within the City of Mauldin. With the receipt of our second grant the traffic team was increased by two officers with the focus of Impaired Driving Enforcement. The Mauldin Police Department is currently staffed with one Corporal, three Patrolmen and is overseen by the Department’s Operations Commander.
The Mauldin Police Department’s Traffic Safety Team has two Drug Recognition Experts, one of which is a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor. The Traffic Team also has two Collision Reconstructionist who are trained in automotive, motorcycle, pedestrian, and bicycle collision reconstruction. There are two Alive at 25 Instructors who teach teen defensive driving at local schools in conjunction with the South Carolina Chapter of the National Safety Council. Traffic Team members also teach classes to local schools on traffic safety, bike safety, pedestrian safety, DUI awareness, and conduct monthly stepped up enforcement throughout the county to include Public Safety Checkpoints.