The Ocean Gate Police Traffic Safety Unit responsibility is the investigation of motor vehicle crashes and enforcement of traffic laws throughout Ocean Gate. In addition, the Traffic Safety Unit provides service and expertise in the following areas:
Another primary function of the Traffic Safety Unit is the prevention, detection, and apprehension of impaired drivers. All officers assigned to the Traffic Safety Unit receive specialized training in DWI Ocean Gate Police Department including 1 officer trained as Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) who is specially trained to detect drivers who are impaired on substances other than alcohol.
All members of the Traffic Safety Unit receive specialized training in crash investigation. This training includes classes in advanced crash investigation, crash reconstruction, motorcycle, pedestrian, commercial vehicle crash investigation, and traffic engineering. Members of the Traffic Safety Unit are also members of the Ocean County Traffic Officers’ Association and the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers’ Association.
Traffic Safety Officers:
Ptl. Richard Zonin
Ptl. Andrew Welsh