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The Ann Arbor Police Department Traffic Enforcement Section handles all significant traffic activity in the city.  Traffic activity includes traffic problems, serious crash investigations and any other traffic incidents. 

Lt. Mike Scherba, [email protected] supervises the unit. 

Traffic Enforcement Division

The Traffic Enforcement Division falls under the purview of the Special Services Section.  Sergeant Andy Vainner heads the division where he supervises three full time traffic officers and one Police Service Specialist.  

The primary functions of the Traffic Enforcement Division are Traffic Complaint management/mitigation and Traffic Safety education. The section also oversees the serious crash investigation function, 15th District Sobriety Court and the Crossing Guard program. 

Traffic Enforcement

Traffic related complaints are the number one grievance received by the Ann Arbor Police Department each year.  The Traffic Enforcement Division averages over 300 traffic related complaints annually, with the most frequently received being speed related.  A variety of methods are utilized to resolve these traffic problems, including education, RadarSign deployment, and targeted enforcement.

The City of Ann Arbor participates in the Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) Grant Traffic Safety Program each year with targeted periods of enforcement for Operating While Impaired, Speed, Distracted Driving and Seat Belt use.

To file a traffic complaint, please complete the online form. 

Crash Investigations 

Every sworn officer receives basic crash investigation training.  Additionally, the department currently has four trained traffic crash reconstructionists and eight advanced crash investigators.   These officers are on call to investigate any serious injury or fatal traffic crashes that occur within the City. The team also collaborates with other Washtenaw County police agencies to investigate serious crashes.

Crossing Guard Management

The Traffic Enforcement Division works cooperatively with Ann Arbor Public Schools to staff school crosswalk locations.  (if you are interested in becoming a school crossing guard contact Kalista Opsahl , AAPD Special Services at [email protected] ). ​