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Traffic Investigation Unit

The Traffic Investigations Unit ensures that the Madison Police Department provides professional investigative services in the aftermath of vehicular crashes. Typically, most vehicle collisions only require patrol response for investigative and safety purposes. The responding officer(s) will complete all necessary aspects of the vehicle collision investigation, and involved parties are provided with a case number used to access all related police reports documenting the collision. Traffic Investigators participate in ongoing police investigations of vehicular crimes or vehicular crashes where there are serious injuries or fatalities. Traffic Investigators work with the Dane County District Attorney’s Office as criminal traffic cases make their way through the court process.

Traffic Investigators are subject matter experts in OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) investigations and ensure officers in the department are equipped with the most up-to-date training and best practices from the ever-changing legal landscape. The unit is comprised of two officers who primarily work day shift (6am-2pm), Monday through Friday. Both officers are on-call and will respond to serious injury crashes whenever they occur.

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