The Cranford Police Traffic Bureau's responsibility is to provide professional traffic safety services within the Township of Cranford. These efforts are accomplished through education, technology and enforcement. It is the philosophy of the Cranford Police Department that in order to reduce incidents of impaired or dangerous driving, we have to change behavior and guide people to make the right decisions. This type of change requires time and a sustained effort. We believe that combining both education and an unwavering enforcement effort to hold people accountable for their actions is effective in reaching our goal. Our department has made remarkable advancements towards our goal of zero deaths on our roadways. The Traffic Bureau has implemented cutting edge technology in the form of electronic summonses, laser speed enforcement and data gathering software. We continue to be heavily involved in educational efforts that are geared not only towards combating impaired driving at the adult level, but at teen drivers as well. We recognize that although it is extremely important to educate drivers on the dangers of impaired driving, we also understand that it is equally important to focus on the hazards of distracted driving and the importance of keeping all vehicle occupants safe. To this end, the Traffic Bureau devotes countless hours to educating our drivers on the importance of not allowing anything to distract them while driving, the proper installation of safety seats, and the proper use of seatbelts.
In addition, some of the other duties of the Cranford Police Traffic Bureau include: investigation of all serious/fatal motor vehicle crashes; fleet maintenance; traffic control signage, striping and lighting; vehicle and bicycle impounds/recoveries; work zone safety; site plan reviews; grant mangement; funeral escorts; parking ticket administration; and the assignments of the 13 school crossing guards for the Township's school system.