Traffic Officer/Motor Officer
The mission of the Moscow Police Department’s grant-funded Traffic Officer is to address multi-model issues using educational, 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 a multitude of seasonal visitors.
Traffic Officer Jay Waters has been tasked with identifying areas in Moscow with traffic issues and works with the City of Moscow Street and Engineering Departments for solutions. Officer Waters also works in conjunction with Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) traffic enforcement programs, such as DUI, Seat Belt and Aggressive Driving enforcements. These enforcement programs are a great benefit for the community. In addition to the ITD enforcement programs.
Officer Waters 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 of pedestrians and bicyclists. Over 15% of the City’s commuters either walk or bike 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 Waters is the centralized point of contact and accountable to the community members and groups to address traffic-related complaints and for proactive mobility intervention. Please contact Officer Waters at 208.883.7054 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding traffic-related concerns or enforcement requests.