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The Winnipeg Police Central Traffic unit is comprised of several speciality sections, and has the responsibility to coordinate several Traffic related programs.

The Central Traffic unit’s largest section is the Collision Reconstruction Section. This section is responsible for conducting follow up investigations on all “Hit and Run” motor vehicle collisions, serious injury and fatal motor vehicle collisions.This section is composed of highly skilled police officers who have received extensive training in collision reconstruction.

The Vehicle Inspection Section’s primarily responsible is to enforce sections of the Highway Traffic Act and the City of Winnipeg By-Laws which control the movement of Commercial vehicles. Members of this section are all trained in collision investigation and assist in collision investigations, in particular those involving commercial vehicles.

The River Patrol is made up of sworn peace officers, who patrol all waterways within the City of Winnipeg, and enforce all federal, and provincial statutes, and city by-laws pertaining to waterways. In the winter months the River Patrol monitors ice conditions and patrols the waterways on snowmobiles and all terrain vehicles.

The Traffic Court Section is composed sworn police officers, and civilian members, who collect and review information on motor vehicle collisions within the jurisdiction of the Winnipeg Police Service. This information is reviewed for offences under the Highway Traffic Act, and City By-laws. The Court Section also has several civilian members who are responsible for data entering all Provincial offence notices, and City By-Law offence notices into the Winnipeg Police Service Record Management System, and preparing court packages relating to offence notices.

The Winnipeg Police Service Central Traffic Unit is responsible for coordinating all over dimensional moves, and events on City roadways which require a permit. Central Traffic unit coordinates all Impaired Driving Countermeasures, and the operation of all Service motorcycles.

It is the responsibility of all members of the Winnipeg Police Service to ensure members of the motoring public drives in a safe manner. All General Patrol Divisions within the City of Winnipeg are responsible for Traffic issues within their jurisdictional boundaries. If you have any concerns relating to Traffic Enforcement you are encourage to contact your local Divisional Police Station .

Last update: January 21, 2020

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