The Cranston Police Traffic Unit is staffed by three (3) officers of the Uniform Division and one (1) civilian clerk. The unit is responsible for the gathering of statistics related to traffic violations and crashes. The unit is unique to the police department as it is not only utilized for traffic enforcement and special event traffic control, but these officers are also responsible for investigating traffic crashes involving fatalities, serious bodily injury, and city owned vehicles. This unit is the only specialized unit in the police department that is tasked with being a primary reporting unit, a follow-up investigation unit, and the prosecution unit.
Along with the above responsibilities, all of these officers are trained to install and inspect child passenger safety seats and management of federal and state traffic safety grants.