The primary responsibility for the Traffic Unit is to provide a safer city for all citizens through traffic enforcement, education, and innovation. The Traffic Unit is comprised of Officers trained in major traffic accident investigation and enforcement in high volume pedestrian/vehicular commute locations. Other points of emphasis are responding to citizen requests for extra patrol of speeding issues in residential areas.
Commonly referred to as Motors, the Traffic Unit utilizes Police Motorcycles to enforce traffic laws and to focus on the most dangerous causes to fatal or serious injury accidents. The Traffic Unit is supervised by Lt. Scott Rich in the Patrol Division. The Traffic Unit is currently focused on reducing fatal and serious injury motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving. Recently the Orem Police Department was awarded a federal grant funded by the Utah Highway Safety Office to assist with intervention in, education about, and enforcement of distracted driving.