The Traffic Unit is comprised of three full-time Officers and is coordinated by a Sergeant. Officers from the Traffic Unit work 10-hour days, four days a week and provide their specialty coverage from 6:00 am until 4:00 pm. The Traffic Division Officers also work special events such as the parades, City fireworks display, amphitheater events and any other special event deemed necessary by the Chief of Police. Traffic officers receive substantial training in advanced areas of traffic crash investigation. The Traffic Unit is responsible for enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, various public education programs, traffic crash investigation, traffic studies requested by the Mayor and / or Aldermen, school crossing guard program and the administration of various Illinois Department of Transportation Division of Traffic Safety grants.
The Traffic Division Officers work ever diligent to ensure the motoring public is as safe as can be so everyone “ARRIVE ALIVE.”