Traffic Safety Section
Traffic Section - Lt. Nicholas Palmisano 732-562-2309
The goal of the Piscataway Police Traffic Safety Section is to provide for the safe and expeditious travel of citizens within and through the Township. This will be accomplished through the application of enforcement, education and engineering. It is the duty of all officers assigned to the Traffic Safety Section to provide assistance to citizens with all matters pertaining to motor vehicles and safety on our roadways. This will include, but not limited to, the investigation and remediation of all traffic complaints, parking issues, abandoned vehicles, traffic engineering and regulatory matters. It is also the responsibility of the Traffic Safety Section to oversee the School Crossing Guards, inspect roadway work zones, review all crash reports, review road opening permit applications, review block party permit applications, inspect child car seats, review soliciting and parade applications, investigate and oversee rotation wrecker and taxi applicants. They maintain the use of the Alcotest instrument, which measures a suspected drunk driver's Blood Alcohol Concentration. Traffic Safety Officers also investigate all types of motor vehicle crashes including serious and fatal motor vehicle crashes, hit and run crashes, police vehicle crashes and police vehicular pursuits. Traffic Safety Officers are a part of the Patrol Division.