Safer roads are a priority of the Kingston Police and the service has a dedicated Traffic Safety Unit working every day. Officers in our Traffic Safety Unit aim to reduce unsafe drivers and unsafe vehicles on our roadways through deterrence, education, and enforcement.

Traffic Officers

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Traffic Concerns and Complaints

Along with proactive actions the Traffic Safety Unit also responds to, and investigates hundreds of traffic complaints each year. Residents who encounter unsafe drivers or have concern for traffic safety in specific locations, are encouraged to utilize on our online reporting to file a Traffic Complaint.


Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.)

With the goal of improving overall road safety and reducing collisions, our Traffic Safety Officers participate in the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program. The STEP program provides a monthly focused campaign of education and enforcement on a variety of road safety concerns. The timing of specific themes gives consideration to annual national/provincial campaigns, and seasonal safety such as back to school, winter driving, etc. 


Speed Enforcement


Collision Investigations

 Kingston Police Recon LogoUnfortunately collisions may result in life altering injuries and fatalities. These traumatic crashes must be thoroughly investigated. Our Traffic Safety Unit includes highly trained Level 4 Collision Reconstructionist “Recon” Officers.

Our Recon’s are on-call 24/7 to ensure serious collisions within Kingston are professionally investigated. The process often includes extended time on scene, sometimes in extreme weather conditions, and then weeks if not months of follow up work. 




The on-scene process may include: 

  • Examination and analysis of the collision scene to understand what occurred and how to process the evidence. 
  • Utilize Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) devices to record the location of tire tracks, debris, vehicles, and any additional evidence.
  • Flying Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to fully capture the collision scene with hundreds of high resolution photographs and video.
  • Recording and collecting relevant evidence.

On scene Reconstruction


 Following the on-scene investigation, the process may include: 

  • A mechanical examination and/or vehicle inspections.
  • Obtain an image an analyze the data from the Air Bag Control Module using Crash Data Retrieval (CDR). 
  • The use of sophisticated software to recreate the collision scene in a scaled diagram by utilizing an Orthomosaic and data collected with the GNSS devices. 
  • The completion of complex mathematical formulas to calculate a variety of data based on measurements of skid mark length and angles, vault, final rest positions, crush damage, and more.
  • Combing all data collected in a thorough unbiased analytical report.
  • Participating in a committee review of the collision with community partners including the City of Kingston Traffic Branch and the regional Coroner, with the aim of determining what measures may be taken to avoid any similar future collisions. 
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Minor Collisions

You may report minor motor vehicle collisions through the Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) in the main lobby of Kingston Police Headquarters at 705 Division Street. See our Collision Reporting Centre page for exceptions and details. 


Information and tips on road safety


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 Vintage Kingston Police Traffic Safety Car featuring 3-year-old George Gorrie ready to roll

Photo taken 1957 at CFB Kingston