The Buffalo Police Department is ending its “Strike Force” unit which the department had used to target crime and enhance traffic safety.

Police sources confirmed the 19 officers and supervisors in the unit, known as Strike Force, will be reassigned effective March 12.

Interim Police Commissioner Byron C. Lockwood has decided to move the officers to the traffic enforcement unit instead.

The disbandment of Strike Force won’t mean the end of traffic checkpoints, Rinaldo said.