The community consistently rates traffic safety as one of the most important issues to be addressed by the Department. This fact, along with the reality that a citizen is more likely to be involved in a traffic crash than be a victim of a crime, motivated the Department to continue its efforts in reducing the number of traffic crashes and mitigating related damage and injury. Traffic safety research reveals there are three main areas significant in the prevention and reduction of traffic crashes. These areas include Enforcement, Engineering and Education.
Enforcement – Officers use various tools to assist in the enforcement of traffic laws. Some of these include radar in all marked patrol vehicles, handheld laser speed measurement devices, in-car camera systems for all marked patrol vehicles to document hazardous violations, police motorcycles and speed display units that are placed in various locations throughout the Township.
Engineering – The Department has a close working relationship with the Ingham County Road Commission, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Transportation. It often relies on these entities to provide expertise in areas of signage, posted speed limits, traffic signal placement and phasing, as well as road maintenance and construction.