Traffic Enforcement

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The Traffic Enforcement Unit is primarily responsible for general and selective traffic enforcement within the City of Davenport. General enforcement is performed when the Traffic Enforcement Officer randomly picks sites to check for speeders, traffic signal violators, and other types of violations. Selective enforcement is designed to send the officer to a specific area where citizen complaints or an unusually high number of traffic accidents are occurring. Each fall, officers concentrate their efforts in school zones to ensure pedestrian safety for school children and the Davenport Adult School Crossing Guards.

The Traffic Enforcement Officers handle traffic and crowd control for all of Davenport's special events, such as the Bix 7 Race, the Bix at 6 practice races, the annual Halloween Parade, the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, and many others. They also make up components of motorcades when dignitaries visit Davenport.

With the assistance of state funding grants, Enforcement Officers investigate the illegal sale of tobacco to minors, as well as assisting smaller Scott County communities with traffic enforcement duties.

Officers assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Unit utilize marked police vehicles, unmarked vehicles, and motorcycles to perform enforcement activities. Vehicle inspection sites are conducted periodically to check for drunk drivers and equipment violations. These officers also respond to injury traffic accidents when the Crash Investigation Officers are busy working serious injury or fatal accidents.

Traffic Enforcement


Services Index / Traffic Enforcement / Davenport, Iowa

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact Sergeant Joe Blake at 563-326-6112