Traffic Sergeant

Supervise activities of officers performing traffic control duties.
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Salary Range
$47,000 – $124,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Traffic Sergeants do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of officers performing traffic control duties: Visits officers at assigned traffic control stations to relay orders of TRAFFIC LIEUTENANT and observe activities of officers. Notifies superior of traffic conditions requiring additional personnel. Reports irregular conduct or inefficiency of personnel to superior. May supervise and coordinate activities of GUARD, SCHOOL-CROSSING. May inspect and test police vehicles to verify operator maintenance reports and contact maintenance shop to perform repairs. May train new GUARDS, SCHOOL-CROSSING.


Should I be a Traffic Sergeant?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Traffic Sergeant

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