Traffic Services

Police officers on motorcycles during Traffic EscortTraffic Services is dedicated to support both the internal and external partners of the OPS when it comes to traffic concerns within Ottawa. 

Traffic Services falls under the Front Line Specialized Support Directorate.

The unit has one (1) Staff Sergeant, four (4) Sergeants and 28 Constables.

The duties of Traffic Services include:

  • Enforcement Initiatives
  • VIP Escorts
  • Parades, Demonstrations, and Major Events (public and political)
  • Special Projects (Speed, Seatbelts, and distracted driving initiatives)
  • Traffic complaint investigations

Approximately 75% of the Unit’s mandate is dedicated to both Traffic Enforcement Initiatives, and supporting Patrol Service. The remaining 25% accounts for the above mentioned duties.