The goal of the Traffic Team is to reduce crashes and make Casper a safer place to live, work, and play.
Casper Police Officers on the Traffic Team are tasked with:
– Working to reduce crashes at identified hot spots, along with other areas of complaint within the community
– Enforcement of school zones, child seat restraint laws, and other laws that protect the children of our community
– Driving While Under the Influence (DWUI) enforcement
– Parking problems, abandoned vehicles and other issues regarding unsafe vehicles
– Hit and run and crash investigations
The CPD Traffic Team was created fifteen years ago to address the ongoing traffic issues within our community. With lower budgetary and staffing levels over the last several years, the team dissolved and responsibilities fell on Patrol Teams. As staffing levels increased, the Casper Police Department worked in partnership and collaboration with the City of Casper to ensure the Fiscal Year 20 budget allowed for the Traffic Team to once again help keep the community safe while on the road.
“Having a designated team that is responding to the majority of our traffic-related calls allows for the patrol officers to respond faster to other calls for service,” said Traffic Team Sergeant Jeff Bullard. “Traffic safety is a huge component of the overall safety of a community. It deserves specialized focus and attention on our end. We’re proud to be stepping up our game in this area.”
The new team took effect with the start of the new Fiscal Year on July 1st, 2019. Once out on the road, the officers got to work, issuing nearly fifty traffic citations over the course of six days.
The current Traffic Team is made up of veteran officers with strong backgrounds in traffic enforcement and education. Their specialties include crash investigation and reconstruction, evidence collection and processing and strong interpersonal skills. To be a part of this team, an officer must have a strong recommendation from their previous supervisor and present information to a panel that demonstrates their knowledge of traffic-related law and theory. The officers must demonstrate a strong background in DWUI enforcement and knowledge of all varieties of impaired driving, such as driving under the influence of drugs. Their interpersonal communication skills also play a huge role in the selection process.
“I’m excited to be a part of this team and I’m proud to be doing such important work,” said Traffic Team Officer Jeffrey Broneck. “Traffic safety impacts everyone in our community whether you’re driving, riding, or walking. We want the traffic culture in Casper to be one that puts safety first. That’s what we’re here to do.”
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to keeping our community safe through traffic enforcement and ongoing education. We invite you to partner with us to make our roads and community safer.