The Jefferson Township Police Department has maintained a full time traffic safety officer since 1988. Corporal Rodger Davis is currently assigned to this position.
The Traffic Safety Officer responds to all fatal and serious motor vehicle accidents. He is a member of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, is certified in traffic accident reconstruction, and assists with traffic engineering. Corporal Davis also supplements the Patrol Bureau with traffic enforcement details throughout the community.
The Traffic Safety Officer also coordinates many of our specialty traffic safety programs such as bicycle safety and child car seat inspections. Corporal Davis is also responsible for the speed advisory radar trailer that is placed throughout the community. The sign is placed mainly in residential areas to make motorists aware of their speed and to hopefully help curb speeding vehicles.
Child Safety Seats
All children, until the age of 8 years old or 80 pounds, whichever comes first, need to be in a child safety seat. Get for information on child safety seats, or see a listing of child safety seat inspection locations.
Driving While Intoxicated
Since December of 2010, there have been 78 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Jefferson Township. Please don't drink and drive! Get more information on the consequences of DWI (PDF).
View 2017 Mock DWI Fatal Accident drill held in Jefferson Township on May 23, 2017
Motor Scooters/Low Speed Motorcycles
Basic auto license holders can operate a low-speed motorcycle without any endorsement or separate motorcycle license. Low-speed motorcycles are less than 50cc or have a 1.5 brake horsepower motor or less with a maximum speed no more than 35 miles per hour on a flat surface.
Low-speed motorcycles may not be driven on any state toll road, limited-access highway, or any public road with a posted speed limit greater than 35 miles per hour. It is also prohibited to ride them on sidewalks; however, they may be operated on private property with the permission of the property owner.
If you would like to email Corporal Davis, he can be reached at 973-208-6159.