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Traffic

The EPS Traffic Section is one of the largest areas within the police service outside of Patrol Divisions. In a 2009 Edmonton Police Service Citizen Survey, citizens identified traffic as being the most important citywide issue - today, it hasn't changed.  

Many of the men and women who work in Traffic Section have several years of experience within the police service and have chosen this area because they have a genuine passion for traffic.

Responsibilities and duties of the EPS Traffic Section

  • Investigation of serious injury or fatal collision locations
  • Traffic control at sites of major investigations
  • Escorts for visiting dignitaries and funeral
  • Moving mode radar, static laser sites and other traffic enforcement
  • Serve as additional manpower at various crime scenes
  • Enforcement of the CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Act)
  • Administer and monitor the alcohol program including Alberta Check Stop for EPS
  • Liaison with RCMP, Sheriffs, and the Military
  • Liaison with Alberta Health Services to promote child safety restraint checks
  • Investigate complex hit and run scenes
  • Communicate to the public through the media on issues ranging from distracted driving to speeding.

Members also are involved with the community to address traffic issues. Both sworn and non-sworn members serve on various committees (i.e. CRISP – Capital Region Intersection Safety Program). The EPS is always looking at creating programs to address particular social issues such as impaired driving (i.e. Curb the Danger – a program which asks the public to call the police when they spot a suspected impaired driver) or #TrafficTuesday - a social media project where an hour every Tuesday is dedicated to Sgt. Kerry Bates answering traffic questions EPS receives over the corporate Twitter account.