The Traffic Safety Unit is funded partially with the assistance from grants from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, in conjunction with the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA). A portion of the grant goes toward saturation enforcement's in the area of U.S. Highway 129 known as The Dragon, a popular destination for motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country. View current dragon statistics via: http://www.dragonawareness.com/
In 2016, the Unit investigated a total of 1,090 crashes on county and state routes. They issued 7,739 citations. At the end of 2016, the Traffic Safety Unit was comprised of a lieutenant, sergeant, and four deputies.