In 2004, the Fairfield Police Department created a traffic enforcement unit. Five officers are assigned to this unit are tasked to perform motor vehicle enforcement in all areas of town. They are shown (left to right) Sergeant Robert Kalamaras, Officer Gary Wikman, Officer William Demotses, Officer Daniel Victoria, and Officer Paul Medvegy.
Officers in this unit act on complaints from residents as well as conduct studies of high accident areas where enforcement may reduce the number and severity of motor vehicle accidents. The goal of this unit is to reduce accidents, increase the safety of our roads, increase driver compliance with motor vehicle laws. and answer citizen complaints. The Traffic Enforcement Unit uses a multitude of ways to accomplish their goals. Radar trailers, motorcycle patrol and unmarked police vehicles.
Citizens who would like to request traffic enforcement in their neighborhood may complete a Problem Submission Form. The Traffic Enforcement Unit will review the request and determine the best action to take to meet your concerns.
The Fairfield Police Motorcycle Unit, which falls under the command of the Special Services Division, it operates year round as part of our Traffic Enforcement Unit.
The primary function of the motorcycles is traffic enforcement, such as radar, traffic light or stop sign violations, and parking enforcement, but they will also respond to calls for service if needed. They are responsible for funeral escorts, parades, fireworks detail, carnivals and even some road race events in town.
Each Officer wishing to be assigned to the Motorcycle Unit must have a valid motorcycle license and pass an intense two-week police riding course prior to being assigned to the unit. This course consists of negotiating many different obstacles from very slow speeds to very fast, braking maneuvers, curve negotiation, off road riding, and pair riding.
They continue to train monthly during the riding season to maintain and improve their riding skills.