Traffic Officer/Motor Officer
The mission of the Moscow Police Department’s COPS grant funded Traffic Officer is to address multi-model issues using education, environmental, engineering, and enforcement systems. The Moscow Police Department provides traffic safety services to our local residents, to our University of Idaho campus colleagues, regional commuters, and to a multitude of seasonal visitors.
Traffic Officer Bruce Lovell has been tasked with identifying areas in Moscow with traffic issues and works with the City of Moscow Street and Engineering departments on solutions. Officer Lovell also works in conjunction with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) traffic enforcement programs, such as DUI enforcement, Seat Belt enforcement and Aggressive Driving enforcement. These enforcement programs are a great benefit for community. In addition to the ITD enforcement programs, Officer Lovell works directly with the federally funded Safe Routes to School Program. This program is designed to develop individual travel plans for elementary and middle school children to assist these students in travelling safely to and from school.
Officer Lovell also works directly with local media, the Moscow School District and University students and staff to raise awareness so drivers are more cognizant of their surroundings and aware of pedestrians and bicyclists. Over 15% of the City’s commuters either walks or bikes to work or school which is much higher than the national average. Most of the university students live off campus and commute daily either by walking, bicycling or driving. As a result, one third of reported injury accidents involve pedestrians and bicycles.
Officer Lovell is the centralized point of contact and accountable to the community members and groups to address traffic related complaints and proactive mobility intervention. Please contact Officer Lovell at (208) 883-7054 or by email at email@example.com to inform him of traffic related concerns or enforcement requests.