The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office H.E.A.T. Unit is a Specialized Traffic Unit partially funded by The Governors Office of Highway Safety. We enforce all traffic laws, but our priorities are Impaired Drivers, Speeders and Unbelted Drivers and Occupants.
Our unit consist of five highly trained deputies with a combined 65 years of law enforcement experience. This includes certifications in Radar, Laser, the Intoxilyzer 5000, Field Sobriety Testing and Advanced Traffic Law. Each Deputy is also a Certified Field Training Officer.
We have three Child Seat Technicians, a P.R.I.D.E. and A.D.A.P. Instructor, a Drug Recognition Expert and two deputies in the process of completing the nine week Accident Reconstruction School.
We hold Sobriety Check Points throughout the county and conduct Concentrated Patrols during most holiday weekends.