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.
A brochure containing additional information will be mailed in early spring. Inquiries regarding becoming an instructor in this program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cooperating agency: New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association
Practical Traffic Engineering for Police Officers
This new, 25-hour course provides training in the following areas: the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices; statutory requirements; speed limits; traffic signals; traffic surveys; site plan reviews; traffic management systems; and pre-construction meetings. There are times when the traffic officer must work closely with government officials. This course will familiarize the traffic officer with traffic regulations, mandates, traffic control criteria, teamwork, and problem solving. Lessons for this course focus on how traffic officers manage their responsibilities. Students learn how to use the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUCTD); perform traffic surveys for traffic signals, stop and yield signs; post all types of signage; place adult school crossing guards; enhance bicycle safety; establish speed limits; delineate roadway parameters; write traffic ordinances and resolutions; develop written and verbal presentations for government officials and planning boards.
Certificates are awarded for the satisfactory completion of each program, which is defined as attendance at 100 percent of the class hours, a passing grade of 80, and full payment of all fees.