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Traffic Unit Division
Traffic Safety Task Force
In 2002, the
Missouri Department of Transportation
, through the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
, made available funding to reduce alcohol related accidents. Jackson County, at that time, had the highest number of alcohol-related accidents in the State of Missouri.
Tom Phillips, then the Jackson County Sheriff, was able to secure funding to ensure safer streets through cooperation of every law enforcement agency in Jackson County. Those involve in the Traffic Safety Task Force also include:
16th Circuit Court
Jackson County Prosecutor's Office
Missouri Attorney General's Office
Missouri Highway Patrol