Edgewater Police Departments' Traffic Division or "Motors" was established in 2002 to assist in traffic enforcement, motor vehicle accidents and traffic related needs of the city. Members of the Motors Division are certified police officers with extra traffic-related training, whose primary purpose is to enforce city and state traffic laws.
The current Motors Officers: Officer B. Gintz and Officer M. Stone have a combined total of 40 years law enforcement experience along with several hundred hours of additional training to serve the citizens of Edgewater. In addition to the 80-hour Motors Training Course, Edgewater Officers Gintz and Stone also attended Advanced Rider Training, are certified Traffic Homicide Investigators, Radar and Laser operators and instructors; Intoxilyzer Operators, certified Sobriety Checkpoint Operators, and are Traffic Crash specialty trained in Bicycle/Pedestrian Crashes as well as Motorcycle Crashes.
The Traffic/Motors Division, along with other members of the Edgewater Police Department, assist neighboring agencies in DUI Saturation Patrols and frequently participate in DUI Fundraising Programs with M.A.D.D. Due to efforts in DUI enforcement, the department has been awarded equipment such as traffic cones, portable breathalyzers, emergency lighting, etc.
The Edgewater Traffic/Motors Division welcomes citizens who want to report problem traffic areas or violations. If you are witnessing something occurring RIGHT NOW, dial 386-424-2000, or 9-1-1 (if it is a life or death emergency) to have an officer dispatched. If the problem is an ongoing problem that needs extra enforcement, please click here to complete a form.