The Fort Lee Police Traffic Division handles daily traffic problems within the Borough. Most traffic congestion is caused by the George Washington Bridge. On an average day, over 287,000 vehicles cross over the bridge. During road congestion, the Traffic Division assists in keeping specific roadways open and intersections free from grid-locking to enable emergency vehicles to move throughout town.
The Traffic Division is equipped with a fleet of 12 motorcycles, several four wheel drive SUVs with towing capacity and push bumpers, many message boards and several utility trailers equipped with water barriers, pedestrian gates and traffic cones, ready to be deployed on a moment's notice. All of the equipment was purchased with confiscated funds and was at no cost to the residents of Fort Lee.
Our traffic officers are some of the most highly trained in the state. Certified in accident reconstruction, investigating some of our more serious accidents; certified motorcycle officers, who are also instructors and teach at the Bergen County Police Academy and advanced traffic engineering, certified from Rutgers University.
The Traffic Division on a day-to-day basis handles the following:
Departmental fleet maintenance
Handicap parking spots
Morning commuter traffic
School crossing guards
Traffic engineering of city streets
Traffic-related borough ordinances
To receive alerts of local emergencies, go to the Nixle website and register or Text your Zip Code to 888777.
Residents and employees who work in the town of Fort Lee are encouraged to respond to the Parking Authority at 201-592-3500 ext. 1518, located at 309 Main Street, and apply for a borough traffic pass hang tag to allow you access into town during heavy traffic days.
Citizens are encouraged to contact the Traffic Bureau Supervisor, Lieutenant Ricky Mirkovic, at 201-592-3516 with any concerns or questions.