Traffic Safety Unit
The primary responsibility of the patrol units is public safety accomplished through the maintenance of public order, the enforcement of state and local laws and the prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminals. Duties include, but are not limited to, responding to calls for service, problem solving through community oriented policing and the preliminary investigation of criminal activity discovered or reported during their day time tour of duty.
Sgt. Benson Kilgore Day 2 Supervisor
209-5354 | email
Sgt. Kenneth Meadors Day 2 Supervisor
209-5541 | email
Sgt. Lance Mathews Day 1 Supervisor
209-5363 | email
Sgt. Dennis Thane Day 1 Supervisor
209-209-5360 | email
Bryan Patrol Officers work twelve (12) hour shifts normally as solitary patrol units assigned to certain areas of the city. Many of the patrol vehicles have on-board computers and video cameras as well as the standard patrol car equipment. Bryan Patrol Officers are gifted individuals with a wide range of talents and their job requires them to be very flexible in dealing with citizens of all socio-economic backgrounds, and with the ever changing world of technological advancement. Police Officers with the City of Bryan receive a minimum of 80 hours of training per year.
Sgt. Rob Johnson Supervisor, School Resource Officer Program (979) 209-5397 | email
The School Resource Officer Program is a cooperative effort between the Bryan Police Department and the Bryan Independent School District. The SRO is a fully-commissioned police officer who works with and aids the administration and student body of the Bryan schools.
Based on law enforcement experience, the SRO serves as a counselor, consultant, instructor, and problem-solver who works to reduce crime through education and the promotion of positive police/student relations.
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER GOALS
Provide a valuable service to the Bryan Independent School District and the community as a liaison between the school district and the police department.
Communicate with youth in a positive manner and dispel myths and misconceptions.
Educate youth by providing relevant and informative educational programs as requested by staff.
Enhance the police image by example and through positive youth contacts.
Provide problem resolution, counseling, and enforcement when necessary.
Sgt. Steve French Supervisor, Traffic Safety Unit
209-5356 | email
The mission of the Traffic Division is to ensure safe vehicular and pedestrian movement throughout the City with a primary focus on accident reduction. To achieve this reduction, specially trained patrol officers concentrate on speed reduction, DWI enforcement, and other hazardous violations. The Division implements public education programs and works with other departments and agencies to make traffic movement safer.
The Traffic Safety Unit consists of a sergeant and four officers. Utilizing a marked traffic car and five motorcycles, the unit concentrates its enforcement effort in the top ten accident locations in the city.
The Bryan Police Department applied for and received a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Texas Department of Transportation. The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program is an enforcement effort targeting three driving behaviors that contribute greatly to the numbers and severity of traffic crashes:
Driving while intoxicated
The grant pays Officers overtime to specifically target these kinds of violations between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013. This program allows us to put extra officers on the street in an attempt to reduce the number of traffic related accidents and severe injuries sustained during an accident.