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The Traffic Enforcement Unit was established as a result
of citizen demand for increasing the visibility of police traffic enforcement in
the community. The unit is composed of a sergeant and patrolman with assigned
hours of 0730-1600hrs.
DUTIES OF TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT UNIT
Perform daily traffic law enforcement duties by
conducting visible radar enforcement singularly or in conjunction with
sector patrol officer(s) if available both on major roadways and
neighborhood streets identified for speed monitoring and control.
Institute any necessary community outreach programs to
identify traffic safety issues in local neighborhoods and serve as police
liaison to Road Safety Task Force established by the Board of Selectmen to
investigate vehicular and pedestrian traffic on town roads and rights of way
and advise and recommend to the Selectmen possible infrastructure, personnel
and operation improvements that may be taken to enhance the safety of
motorists and pedestrians and to promote and preserve a high standard of
quality of life for the residential homeowners in the Town’s five villages.
Prioritize and coordinate traffic law enforcement
efforts by members of the patrol division on all shifts to ensure the
department is effectively meeting the needs of the community.
Coordinate and/or establish public awareness campaigns
and educational programs in conjunctions with the National Highway Traffic
Safety Bureau; Governor’s Highway Safety bureau; and Mothers Against Drunk
Driving to enhance traffic safety including but not limited to programs to
encourage the use of safety belts and child safety seats as well as programs
designed to discourage drunk driving, underage drinking, and road rage
incidents. The Officer in Charge o the Traffic Unit shall make periodic
reports to the Chief of Police on the status of such programs and shall
notify the Chief of programs scheduled before community groups.
Schedule and oversee placement of the Speed Monitoring
Awareness Trailer obtained by the department as a traffic calming device and
review data recorded by the traffic statistics compute to prioritize
locations for targeted enforcement.
Oversee and coordinate seasonal enforcement of parking
violations in beach neighborhoods as well as year round enforcement of
handicapped parking violations in business parking lots and other parking
enforcement issues as required. Perform other administrative tasks as
delegated by the Chief of Police pursuant to his responsibilities of
municipal parking clerk.
Develop and oversee traffic plans and control for
special events and building moves as directed by the Captain or Patrol
Assist Staff form the Department of Public Works with
periodic inspection of intersections which have a high accident frequency to
facilitate safety improvements as well as inspection of roadways to ensure
proper warning signs, parking restrictions and posted speed zoning is
Maintain documentation required to ensure Town traffic
Rules and Regulations are updated as required.
Maintain documentation required to update and annually
certify the Town’s Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) for the 9-11 System in
conjunction with the Lieutenant in command of the Administrative Services
Ensure proper maintenance and certification of traffic
enforcement equipment (radar units, breath testing equipment) is conducted
at appropriate intervals in conjunction with the lieutenant in command of
the Administrative Services Bureau.
Perform other duties related to the department’s
traffic safety programs as required by the Chief of Police, including but
not limited to researching grant opportunities and technology to enhance
traffic safety in the community.
CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
A passenger in a motor vehicle on any way who is under the age of 8
shall be fastened and secured by a child passenger restraint, unless
such passenger measures more than 57 inches in height. The child
passenger restraint shall be properly fastened and secured according to
the manufacturer's instructions.
Unless required to be properly
fastened and secured by a child passenger restraint under the preceding
paragraph, a passenger in a motor vehicle on any way that is under the
age of 13 shall wear a safety belt which is properly adjusted and
fastened according to the manufacturer's instructions.
To assist parents and grandparents the police departments has
officers who are certified as child passenger safety technicians.
These officers can assist in the selection of child restraint systems;
the proper installation of such systems; and how to restrain children
according to child passenger best safety practice guidelines. For
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