The Force Traffic Unit provides a force wide 24/7 capability, as well as four dedicated Proactive Teams (two teams based at Wednesbury and one each at Chelmsley Wood and Aston). There is now a dedicated Collision Investigation Unit based at Aston, which has responsibility for investigating fatal and life changing collisions.
The Proactive Teams are available seven days a week and provide cover between 07.00 and 22.00. They will specifically focus upon community generated concerns, which affect trust and confidence most, such as the anti-social use of vehicles including off road motorcycles that sometimes plague open spaces. They will also operate in support of national/regional activities ranging from drink/drug driving campaigns to counter terrorism operations.
The proactive teams are supported by a team of traffic PCSOs, who work across the force area to assist in the management of events.
Traffic officers will work alongside neighbourhood teams to address local concerns emerging from local neighbourhood and community meetings.