The Traffic Unit is comprised of one sergeant and four constables. Traffic officers attend and investigate motor vehicle collisions that are not eligible to be reported to the Collision Reporting Centre. Members of the Traffic unit are qualified as Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) and Traffic Collision Reconstruction investigators, having attended training at the Toronto Police College. Officers are trained in the use of a variety of tools to help them complete an investigation including the GPS rover total station, 3D laser scanner and the Crash Data Recorder, to assist in the mapping and investigation of both major injury and fatal collision scenes.
The Traffic Unit also overseas specialized enforcement activities including speed enforcement, seat belt checks and distracted driving.
The Traffic Unit coordinates the RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program with officers working extra shifts as a result of funding from the Provincial Government.
Being located in Northern Ontario, a range of transportation methods are needed to provide enforcement in our community. The Traffic Unit utilizes several specialty vehicles to assist with enforcement of both on road and off road activities. Officers operate Police motorcycles, ATV’s and Motorized Snow Vehicles for both emergency response and enforcement of the Highway Traffic Act, The Off Road Vehicles Act and the Motorized Snow Vehicle Act.