Traffic Specialist Unit - TSU

The Traffic Specialist Unit of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office was developed in June 2001, when the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Command felt there was a need for a specially trained team to investigate serious injury and traffic fatalities that occur within Forsyth County. Litigation often follows serious injury and fatal traffic crashes, so it was essential that well-trained professionals conduct these investigations. The Traffic Specialist Unit is also responsible for investigating Hit & Run crashes that occur within Forsyth County.

DFC Andrew Ives and DFC Scott Collett are assigned to the Traffic Specialist Unit. Combined, DFC Ives & DFC Collett have more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. They have attended over 4,000 hours of P.O.S.T. certified training, and have over 900 hours of Accident Reconstruction Training, combined. DFC Ives has been in the Traffic Specialist Unit since 2013; previously he was a member of the Sheriff’s Office H.E.A.T. Unit. DFC Ives is a Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor, a P.R.I.D.E. Instructor, and is certified by the State of Georgia as a Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist. DFC Collett has been with the Traffic Specialist Unit since 2016, was previously with the Uniform Patrol Division, and is also a Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor & a P.R.I.D.E. instructor.

The Traffic Specialist Unit has proven to be an asset to our agency. From 2013 through 2017, the Traffic Specialist Unit has investigated over 170 fatal and/or serious injury crashes, and over 1400 Hit & Run crashes.

Traffic Specialist Deputies are equipped with numerous, state of the art, pieces of equipment. The unit utilizes a “Total Station” system, which is used to map a crash or crime scenes to scale, a “Bosch Crash Data Retrieval System”, which retrieves crash data from an air bag module of a vehicle, and other critical investigative software & hardware tools. Most of this equipment was purchased with drug seizure funds, at no expense to taxpayers.

Contact Info

Please email SOTSU@forsythco.com for more information regarding the Traffic Specialist Unit, or call our North or South Precinct during normal business hours.

Sheriff's Office Precincts
North Precinct:770-886-2800, ext. 3308
South Precinct:770-781-3047
Precinct Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY OR NEED TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT, CALL 911!

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