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There is hereby established in the city police department a section of traffic to be under the control of an officer of the police department appointed by and directly responsible to the chief of police. It shall be the duty of the traffic section, with such aid as may be rendered by other members of the police department, to enforce the street traffic regulations of the city and all of the state vehicle laws applicable to street traffic in the city; to make arrests for traffic violations, to investigate accidents and to cooperate with the city engineer and other city officials in the administration of the traffic laws, and in developing ways and means to improve traffic conditions; and to carry out those duties specifically imposed upon the section by this traffic code.
The police department or the traffic section thereof shall maintain a record of all violations of this traffic code or of state vehicle laws together with other records and files as may be required. The traffic section shall prepare and submit reports of arrests, traffic accidents and other information to the city manager and city council as and when required. (1958 Code ch. IX art. 2; amd. 1978 Code)