The Chesapeake Police Department has an officer assigned to oversee the red light camera program. To request enforcement in any area, you can contact the Traffic Bureau at 757-382-6556.
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We received several questions asking about the enforcement of speeding and other traffic and vehicle violations. Officers regularly patrol for these types of safety issues but if you would like to request enforcement in a specific area you can contact the Police Department Traffic Bureau at 757-382-6556.
This is addressed in City Code of Ordinances Section 46-42: Discharging Firearms.
Our data shows that the intersections that have red light cameras have a positive effect on traffic at those locations. Crashes drop significantly where red light cameras are being used. Visit the PHOTOSafe Red Light Enforcement page for more details and answers to FAQs.
The Chesapeake Police Department has been in contact with community members and leaders throughout our City and we have reviewed our current practices. Our Policies and Procedures are in line with tenets of Police Reform. We are adherents to the 21st Century Policing report. We are a nationally accredited agency through CALEA and we subscribe to and promote the best practices in law enforcement.
We are currently accepting applications for various Chesapeake Police positions, as well as actively recruiting in and around our area. Watch this interview with Master Police Recruiter Dupree Foster to learn more.