Traffic Homicide Investigations


The Traffic Homicide Unit at Palmetto Police Department is comprised of sworn officers who have received specialized training in basic traffic homicide investigations, advanced traffic homicide investigations and/or crash reconstruction.  Our Traffic Homicide Investigators respond to any crash scene in the city of Palmetto which results in death and/or serious bodily injury.


Through specialized investigative techniques the Traffic Homicide Unit works to recreate and diagram these crashes and uses this information to aide in the prosecution of cases such as:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Manslaughter
  • Vehicular Homicide 
  • Vehicular Manslaughter 
  • Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Death / Serious Bodily Injury