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NJDHTS – Traffic Enforcement & Engagement Acuity (In-Person Hamilton)

  • May 10
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

Course Description:
This course was developed with support from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (DHTS). Hosted by Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), this full-day course is designed to address Traffic Safety through Enforcement and Professional Engagement with the motoring public.

T.E.E.A. will break down the component parts of a traffic stop by first addressing the acuity of the Officer as is relates to the Motor Vehicle Code in New Jersey. This will be followed by exploring the proper, safe and professional way to conduct a motor vehicle stop by first identifying violations, selecting a safe location to effectuate the stop, notifying dispatch of the pertinent information and following department policies, approaching the vehicle safely and the critically important professional engagement with the operator to address the infraction(s). Documenting the encounter will be examined followed by providing credible court room testimony when required.

The class will be presenting by four experienced Traffic Safety Officers and a multi-jurisdictional Municipal Prosecutor to emphasize this important Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Function when performed in a professional, fair and equitable manner.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Name the 5 E’s of Traffic Safety
  2. List 3 uncommon traffic violations
  3. Recite two engagement techniques when enforcing traffic laws
  4. Identify three common errors made in courtroom testimony

Intended Audience:
Law enforcement

Full-time NJ Law Enforcement Officer


Capt. Frank Pumphrey, Cedar Grove PD; Lt. Gary Holsten, South Brunswick PD; SFC David Guinan, NJSP; S.O. Michael Griffin, Bergen County SD; Elsbeth Crusius, Chief Municipal Prosecutor, Bergen & Passaic

New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety

University Smoking Policy:
Rutgers University is dedicated to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for students, staff, visitors, and guests. The use of any tobacco or tobacco-related products, including E-cigarettes, is not allowed on any University-owned, operated, leased, occupied, or controlled property. Consequently, smoking is not allowed outside the CAIT building. Individuals who breach this updated policy will be requested to vacate the premises.

Date & Time

May 10
8:00 am–4:00 pm


AAA MidAtlantic
700 Horizon Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08691 United States


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