The Traffic Section is commanded by Lieutenant Jeff Solemsaas and the section supervisor is Sgt. Tim Bleth. The Traffic Section coordinates the activities of six traffic officers, three animal wardens, and two car markers. The Section is responsible for:
Motor vehicle crash investigation
Anything else traffic-related
Collisions Must Be Reported
Motor vehicle crashes must be reported to the police if damage to both vehicles combined is $1,000 or more, or if someone is injured or killed. If the crash does not require a report, operators of both vehicles must exchange their names and insurance information. If you are unable to contact the property or vehicle owner, contact the Police Department at (701) 223-1212.
Leaving the Scene is a Criminal Offense
There were 3,562 reported motor vehicle crashes in Bismarck last year. Please help us lower that number. Remember, leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury or property damage (or failing to contact the property owner) is a criminal offense!