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
Members also are involved with the community to address traffic issues. Both sworn and civilian 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 one Tuesday of every month is dedicated to Sgt. Kerry Bates answering traffic questions EPS receives over the corporate Twitter account.