Traffic officers

The High­ways Agency Traf­fic Offi­cer Ser­vice staff are trained to a high stan­dard in every­thing from safety to deal­ing with cus­tomers, traf­fic man­age­ment and the use of technology.

Where inci­dents occur, our police col­leagues still retain their role in inves­ti­gat­ing crime, but we are there to help with coor­di­nat­ing the resources of the other emer­gency ser­vices, man­ag­ing the traf­fic and re-opening routes as soon as it is safe to do so.

We also keep the pub­lic informed through our elec­tronic mes­sage signs and by sup­ply­ing infor­ma­tion for local travel reports.

We are there to help you if you break­down or are involved in a col­li­sion or incident.

We also remove dam­aged and aban­doned vehi­cles and clear debris from the carriageways.

We patrol the motor­ways in vehi­cles marked as traf­fic offi­cers with high vis­i­bil­ity markings.

We pro­vide mobile and tem­po­rary road clo­sures and of course we also sup­port the police in their duties.