The Traffic Unit of the Voorhees Township Police is dedicated to the safety of the residents of Voorhees and the State of New Jersey through the professional and methodical investigation of motor vehicle crashes, the fair and impartial enforcement of the motor vehicle laws, the inspection and oversight of highway work zones, and the education of the public.

The Traffic Unit is supervised by a Sergeant who is overseen by the Community Affairs Lieutenant. The traffic unit consists of the following sections:

Crash Investigation/Traffic Enforcement: The Traffic Unit currently is staffed by two officers who investigate serious and fatal motor vehicle crashes, conduct radar and traffic enforcement, patrol in residential areas, investigates complaints of abandoned vehicles and other traffic related offences.

School Crossing Guards: The Department staffs nine full-time school crossing guards as well as three supplemental school crossing guards who are responsible for crossing school children at assigned intersections throughout the Township.

The Traffic Unit is also responsible for the following areas within the Department:

  • Traffic Control Permits: A permit is issued every time a contractor works on, in or under a roadway in the township. The permit reviews the site of the work and ensures that the contractor has the appropriate safety equipment on location so as to minimize the negative impact the work will have on the motoring public.
  • The review and distribution of all traffic related records and paperwork generated within the Department.
  • All in-service training and state certification programs relating to the traffic sciences.
  • Coordinator for the State’s “Click it or Ticket” and the “Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund”. These grants are made available to place additional patrols on the street to enforce the seatbelt and drunk driving laws.
  • Review and approval of all new construction site plans as they relate to traffic safety and the State’s motor vehicle laws.
  • Review of all applications from owners of private property to have the motor vehicle laws of the State of New Jersey made applicable to the private properties under N.J.S. 39:5a-1.
  • Review of all ordinances relating to traffic within the township.
  • Coordinate monthly NJ Motor Vehicle Commission checkpoints to ensure compliance with NJ motor vehicle inspection, registration, licensing, and other laws governing the roadways of the State of New Jersey.