Traffic Lieutenant

Direct and coordinate activities of police personnel.
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Salary Range
$47,000 – $124,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Traffic Lieutenants do?

Directs and coordinates activities of police personnel in performance of traffic-control duties and removal of illegally parked vehicles: Recommends changes in traffic-control devices and regulations, considering suggestions of subordinates as well as own observations of traffic conditions at intersections or other points where police personnel are stationed. Evaluates work performance of subordinates. May cooperate with demonstration and parade officials to identify line of march and number of people involved in event. May analyze proposed parade plans to determine traffic rerouting requirements and number and disposition of police personnel; and prepares operations procedure to be utilized. May assume command of police personnel at site of unauthorized demonstrations to minimize traffic disruption and to maintain law and order.

Should I be a Traffic Lieutenant?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Traffic Lieutenant

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