NYPD PHOTO: The NYPD's latest class of Traffic Enforcement Agents attended their graduation ceremony inside One Police Plaza on April 5.>
The New York City Police Department graduated 37 Traffic Enforcement Agents April 5, 2011. Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly spoke at the graduation ceremony inside Police Headquarters.
“;You will be serving on the front lines protecting the motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians who use our roadways,” Commissioner Kelly said. “There's no question that this is a challenging job.”
Traffic accidents were down more than 15 percent in 2010 compared to 2001, Commissioner Kelly said. Traffic-related injuries also fell 36 percent and fatalities were down 32 percent.
Traffic Enforcement Agents are civilian members of the Department. They must pass 12 weeks of training in parking and traffic rules and regulations, intersection control and the use of the department's handheld parking ticket devices before being assigned to posts throughout New York City.
“You have come to know what is expected of you as highly visible representatives of this department,” Commissioner Kelly said. “I know you are ready to help us keep New York safe.”