The primary objective of the Traffic Division is to achieve the safe and efficient movement of traffic. “Traffic” includes the movement of automobiles, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. Our objective is achieved through the education of the public, traffic engineering, and enforcement.
Traffic enforcement is the responsibility of every police officer. All police officers have been trained to recognize traffic hazards and actions performed by the motoring public which endanger themselves and others. All police officers are empowered to take action in those situations. The Traffic Division, however, is focused specifically on addressing traffic problems throughout the City of Euclid.
One of the main duties of the Traffic Division is selective enforcement, which is defined as the precise placement of officers enforcing specific regulations for the express purpose of preventing serious injury due to motor vehicle crashes. Violations and their locations are obtained from crash statistics.