Roswell Police Department traffic officers are charged with enforcement of the Motor Vehicle Traffic Code. There are two officers specifically assigned to this division, although other patrol officers also help in handling traffic duties as needed.
Among other duties of the Traffic Division are investigation of vehicle collisions, enabling the safe and effective movement of dignitaries and other special visitors in the city, and assisting other law enforcement agencies from throughout the area when they are working and moving about in the city.
Traffic officers, as well as other officers, will use specially equipped bicycles during certain times of the year, and for patrolling at some events such as parades and other local festivities.
By the Book: Pedestrian safety
RPD’s Traffic Division would like to remind pedestrians to stay safe by following city ordinance (which is based on state law):
12-6-14.5 PEDESTRIANS ON STREETS.
A. Where sidewalks are provided it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent street.
B. Where sidewalks are not provided any pedestrian walking along and upon a street shall when practicable walk only on the left side of the street or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.
Do you have a traffic concern? Feel free to contact RPD at 575-624-6770.