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Light bar illuminated on a Cedar Rapids squad car.The Cedar Rapids Police Traffic Bureau's mission is to help provide safer streets for our community. Officers assigned to the Traffic Bureau provide traffic law enforcement both generally and selectively. General enforcement is performed when the Traffic Enforcement Officers randomly pick sites to check for traffic violations. Selective enforcement is designed to send officers to specific areas such as intersections or areas where a high number of accidents are occurring or responding to citizen complains to specific areas of traffic violations.

The Traffic Bureau also applies and receives grant funds from the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau to assist with additional traffic enforcement efforts in areas of seatbelt compliance, drunk driving enforcement and child safety seats.

The Traffic Bureau is staffed Monday through Friday by four officers and one Traffic Sergeant. Three officers are assigned to work 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and one officer is assigned to work 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  The entire Patrol Division assists with traffic enforcement and accident response at all hours. 

Accidents

How Do I Get A Copy of a Report?
There is a $5 fee for a copy of any police report, including accident reports.

When to File an Accident Report
Notify the Police Department by calling 9-1-1 if anyone is injured or killed.

Automated Traffic Enforcement 

Automated Traffic Enforcement
Automated traffic enforcement (ATE) is one of many safety countermeasures that can be used to enhance roadway safety

If you have questions about violation received from the Automated Traffic Enforcement system, email: atecedarrapids@cedar-rapids.org or you may call 319-286-5513.


Traffic Concerns

Law enforcement can make a positive impact on increasing safety belt use rates through enforcement and education, removing impaired drivers from the streets before they are involved in crashes, or reducing the incidence of dangerous speed violations.  If you have a traffic concern, such as dangerous speeding in your neighborhood or other issue, please contact our Traffic Division at 319-286-5356.

Contact Information
Sergeant Michael Wallerstedt
Phone: 319-286-5460

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