Be a Responsible Driver
The Kent Police Department Traffic Unit consists of eight officers and one sergeant. Additionally there is one parking enforcement assistant.
Kent Police Department Traffic Officers provide a full range of traffic related services. Enforcement of the Motor Vehicle Traffic Code is accomplished using both motorcycle and traffic enforcement vehicles. Investigation of routine traffic collisions is the responsibility of all officers within the division. The Collision Analysis Response Squad (CARS) investigates serious traffic collisions or other unusual traffic events. This squad is comprised of highly trained and experienced collision investigators. The Kent Police Traffic Division is also responsible for the safe and effective movement of dignitaries and other special events in the City. In this function they are often called upon to provide such protection and services within the City, as well as assisting other law enforcement agencies from around the area.
The Traffic Unit works closely with the City Traffic Engineering/Transportation office, and the Community Education Unit. Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) assist the traffic division with disabled parking enforcement and speed monitoring with the radar trailer. This team effort provides safer roads and highways for Kent residents and the thousands of commuters who drive through Kent each day.
The mission of the Kent Police Department Traffic Division is to "promote a safe environment for the motoring public".
Kent Traffic School
The Kent Traffic School is designed to provide instruction for individuals for deferred finding conditions or when it is an ordered stipulation of the Kent Municipal Court. This is a 3½ hour class that looks at local problems created by poor driving decisions. The class will remind attendees what to do when they are involved in a motor vehicle crash. Traffic laws will also be reviewed. More information and registration information.
Traffic Collision Form Available Online
You can now access Washington State Traffic Collision Report Form online. When you are involved in a traffic collision and a police officer did not respond to the collision location you may still need to complete a collision form. You are required to complete a collision report if anybody is injured or the collision results in property damage valued at $1000.00 or more. You do not need to go to your closest police department to pick up the form. You can access it on the Washington State Patrol website.
School Zone Safety
The police department emphasizes school zone enforcement throughout the year. City school zone safety strategies. Remember to watch for children around schools and obey crossing guards and school zone speed limits. Together we can ensure that our children travel to and from school safely.