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Traffic Lieutenant

Direct and coordinate activities of police personnel.

What does a Traffic Lieutenant do?

Directs and coordinates activities of police personnel in performance of traffic-control duties and removal of illegally parked vehicles: Recommends changes in traffic-control devices and regulations, considering suggestions of subordinates as well as own observations of traffic conditions at intersections or other points where police personnel are stationed. Evaluates work performance of subordinates. May cooperate with demonstration and parade officials to identify line of march and number of people involved in event. May analyze proposed parade plans to determine traffic rerouting requirements and number and disposition of police personnel; and prepares operations procedure to be utilized. May assume command of police personnel at site of unauthorized demonstrations to minimize traffic disruption and to maintain law and order.