Established in 1954, Milpitas Police Department is a city department that provides public safety to more than 65,000 residents of Milpitas City, Calif., within an area of over 13 square mile. Its records unit manages the public lobby information counter and offers fingerprinting and case preparation services. The department s records unit is also responsible for maintaining traffic citation files, processing parking tickets for traffic courts and microfilming hard copy records. Its property officers are responsible for maintaining and storing all properties taken into custody of the police department. Milpitas Police Department s special investigations unit is a proactive street crime team of detectives that suppresses and investigates specific types of crimes and incidents, such as gang activities, prostitution, gambling, and narcotics- and vice-related crimes. Its traffic safety unit enforces traffic laws and assists in the investigation of injury and fatal accident cases that also include hit-and-run accidents.