Traffic Unit

Traffic UnitTraffic Safety through both public education and enforcement has always been a priority for the Cornwall Community Police Service. As such we proudly introduced to the community its Traffic Specialist Unit in March of 2003.

The Traffic Unit's mandate is to investigate all fatal motor vehicle collisions, collisions resulting in serious or life threatening injuries, serious hit and run collisions as well as the technical reconstruction of collision scenes. Members of the unit also work in conjunction with the Ministry of Transportation to conduct safety inspections on trucks and passenger vehicles.

The Traffic Unit is responsible for the pro-active evaluation of traffic related issues and concerns. In order to enhance road safety and improve the quality of life in the city of Cornwall the Unit coordinates selective traffic enforcement programs like;

  • Operation Impact,
  • Seatbelt blitzes
  • Commercial vehicle safety blitzes.

Furthermore the unit administers the R.I.D.E. program and assists our Community Service's Officers with traffic related presentations.




Reconstruction Specialists

Reconstruction SpecialistsThe Traffic Unit has certified accident reconstruction specialists with highly developed skills for assessing the complex factors involved in collisions leading to serious injury or death.

Members of the unit attend and manage the initial scene where they collect evidence required for a thorough investigation. The officers are equipped with the latest in technology including the "Total Station". This instrument is used to survey the scene of a collision from which the data is later downloaded into a computer program to produce a scale diagram. This instrument and officers from the unit have been used to assist the Forensic Identification Bureau with the surveying of various crime scenes.

Our reconstruction specialists have attended numerous courses and seminars in the field of collision reconstruction. These include courses from the Canadian Police College in Ottawa and the Ontario Police College in Aylmer, Ontario;

  • At Scene Collision Investigation Course (Level 2)
  • Radar/Lidar Instructors Course 
  • Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Course 
  • Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Specialist 
  • Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Spring Traffic Conference 
  • Impaired Driving. Focus on Young Drivers' Seminar 
  • Crash Zone Drawing Course 
  • General Investigation Training
  • Collision Reconstruction Course
  • Forensic Mapping with total station

Member of E.O.T.I.S. (Eastern Ontario Traffic Investigators Society)
C.A.R.S.P. (Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals)

Accident reconstruction reports are also provided for a fee to the insurance industry; generating an additional source of revenue to offset policing costs.

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