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The Traffic Enforcement section is dedicated to keeping Seattle roadways moving during delays, reroutes and accident scenes. The section performs traffic control at civic functions, sporting events, processions, parades and for visiting dignitaries.

Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians. Our Aggressive Driver Response Team and DUI enforcement patrols work to get dangerous drivers off the streets, and our community outreach efforts bring our officers out to speak at driver education classes, and to promote driving safety training at community events.

Aggressive Driver Response Team

The aggressive driver response team was formed to target aggressive and dangerous drivers on Seattle streets.

Motorcycle UNit

The primary duties of the Motorcycle Unit are traffic complaint enforcement, high congestion traffic control and enforcement, accident reduction enforcement, escorts, and special event traffic control.


The Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) is a detective unit responsible for scene response and investigative follow-up for serious collisions of most types of transportation.


The DUI squad detects impaired driver by simply enforcing traffic laws on their own, responding to collisions, or answering a request by a patrol officer who stops a driver they suspect might be impaired by alcohol and/or other drugs.





Pay a ticket online

The Seattle Municipal Court handles the payment of tickets issued by Seattle Police.



The city now has 30 traffic safety cameras operating at 21 different locations. Find out more about this program and its results.

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