The Police Traffic Department is not only concerned with catching speeding motorists, but also play an important role in every aspect of road traffic safety. Traffic Officers deal with a variety of incidents such as vehicle crashes, pedestrians injured by vehicles, checking the safety standards of cars and lorries on the road, escorting abnormal loads, pursuing suspect motor vehicles and road safety education.
The Jalandhar traffic police has 146 personnel along with PCR teams to implement the traffic laws.The Jalandhar traffic police is now believed to be an effective, vigil and active unit of Jalandhar Commissionrate. It is supervised by the rank of ADCP and ACP AT 2nd AND 1st LEVEL respectively with the strength of 146 policemen including PHGs, Ors and NGOs.Working of Jalandhar Traffic police is divided into two Zones. Zone I: Part of Jalandhar City, which falls on the right hand side of old G. T. Road passing through city. Zone 2: Part of Jalandhar City, which falls on the left hand side of old G. T. Road, passing through the city.Zonal Duty: Both the zones are headed by the police officers of the rank of Inspector. Each zone in charge is responsible for smooth regulation of traffic, planning, development of plans, implementations and other duties. Enforcement with respect to strict implementation of MV Act, cutting down the Nos of visible traffic violations, towing away wrongly parked vehicles, removal of temporary encroachments. Enforcement wing is further divided into two units i.e. Enforcement 1 and Enforcement 2, headed by officer of the rank of Inspectors.Jalandhar traffic police is having its own education cell to educate school children, colleges, truck drivers, bus drivers and many other institutions about the law, rules on traffic regulations. This wing is headed by a sub-inspector.Administration unit of traffic police having the control over total force deployed in city and challaning/ compounding Branch, which is headed by a senior Inspector.Jalandhar traffic police is located in Police Lines, Jalandhar