Sponsored by the New Jersey PTOA and the Center for Government Services, a new 25 hour course has been offered every semester since 2014. Practical Traffic Engineering for Police Officers replaces the Basic and Advanced courses with new information and instruction.
The Police Traffic Officer in New Jersey has diversified duties. Among them include, safety on our roadways, sidewalks, play areas, schools, parks, and anything that affects the safety and quality of life in the transportation infrastructure. Traffic Officers must possess knowledge of traffic engineering techniques as they apply to various transportation environments. Whether it is traffic signals, roadway signage, markings, road repairs, and new technology, the Traffic Officer is responsible for a number of important tasks, which safely and efficiently move vehicular, pedestrians, bicycles, and improve safety at all levels.
Cooperating agency: New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association