The Traffic Section is a unit of the Field Services Division and is staffed by one supervisor, four sworn officers, two public service officers, and eleven school crossing guards. The main functions of the Traffic Section are enforcement, education, and engineering. It supports the patrol operations and is responsible for addressing traffic and parking related problems and complaints, investigation of abandoned and inoperative vehicles, investigating hit and run motor vehicle crashes and investigating serious injury, fatal, and complex traffic crashes. The Traffic Section also conducts surveys and studies to provide the basis for recommending improvements in regulatory signage. These recommendations are in an effort to improve both motor vehicle and pedestrian safety.
The Traffic Section conducts selective enforcement activities and provides a police presence and traffic control for many events throughout the Village. This includes the Elk Grove High School Homecoming Parade, the Elk Grove Hometown Parade, Rotary Fest, the 4th of July Fireworks Display, the Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series, and the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. In addition, the traffic unit is an active member of the Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team (S.T.A.R.) for the northwest suburbs.