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As part of Patrol Operations, the Traffic Bureau enforces all traffic laws and city ordinances. The Traffic Bureau’s primary objectives are to reduce traffic crashes and make the Evanston community a safer place for motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians to navigate.
Traffic Bureau Recieves Award
The traffic bureau enjoys strong support from Chief Eddington, who recognizes the value of a unit dedicated to full-time traffic safety. Evanston Police Department's Traffic Bureau received National & State Awards for Traffic Safety and Enforcement Initiatives.
The Traffic Bureau has six officers and one civilian towing coordinator that is supervised by one sergeant. Officer’s primary duties are conducted through the use of covert police vehicle and marked police motorcycles. View organization chart>>>
Traffic Bureau Responsibilities:
- Dedicated to the enforcement of all traffic violations throughout the city
Conducting Illinois Department of Transportation enforcement campaigns
- Click It or Ticket
- Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
- Impaired Driving Saturation Patrols
- Road-side safety checkpoints
- Traffic control for all major events
Public traffic education
- Community groups
- Citizens Police Academy
- Major crash investigations
- Hit & run crash investigations
- Abandoned auto Investigations
- Child safety-seat installation
- Coordinating snow tow operations
Many of the traffic officers have had additional training and are certified in:
- Crash Reconstruction: The Traffic Bureau has members that are trained crash reconstructionists. They specialize in the analyzing/interpreting information collected at the earliest stages of a major crash investigation in order to describe in as much detail as possible both the actual impact and the events leading up to it. To become a crash reconstruction specialist members have to go through extensive training at Northwestern University Center of Public Safety in physics, mathematics, and crash investigation.
- Crash Data Retrieval: Certified in the utilization of the crash data retrieval system to allow specialists to copy and analyze data from an event data recorder located inside a vehicle. This data is retrieved through the use of the vehicle’s on-board diagnostic data-link connector. The data can assist in developing a situationally complete crash reconstruction.
- Drug Recognition: Additional training in the recognition of subjects impaired on intoxicating compounds other than alcohol.
- Child Safety-seat Technician: Certified in the installation of child safety-seats for citizens.
- Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety: Certified in the enforcement of the state adopted Federal Motor Carrier Regulation and the inspection of commercial vehicles for safety and weight violations.
EPD Awards Ceremony
Police Chief: Richard Eddington
1454 Elmwood Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Non emergency: 847.866.5000
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