Traffic Unit

 Traffic Unit Supervisors

  • Sergeant Greg Richardson – 913-971-5067
  • Sergeant Joe Sudduth – 913-971-6786

Commercial Truck Inspectors

  • Officer Livengood – 913-971-6791

Neighborhood Traffic Safety Officer

Traffic Ordinance

Commercial Vehicle FAQ

Child Seat Inspections

Commercial Vehicle Inspectors

Officer Craig Lundgren and Officer Jason Livengood are assigned full time to our Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit.  They enforce all local, State, and Federal laws that pertain to commercial vehicles, including commercial vehicles originating in Mexico and Canada operating within the United States. Lundgren and Livengood are both Level 1 D.O.T. inspectors certified under the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.  They are supported by additional part time inspectors.

Motorcycle Officers

All motorcycle officers are required to pass a strenuous two week police motorcycle certification course and a one week Field Training program before being allowed to conduct enforcement on their own.  Officer Matt Misemer, a member of the traffic unit, is a certified Police Motorcycle Instructor.

History and Details

The Olathe Traffic Unit was created in 1997 to handle the growing traffic safety needs of Olathe.  The unit consists of 2  supervisors, 5 enforcement motorcycles, 9 accident investigation cars (which includes 2 full time commercial truck inspectors) and a civilian parking enforcement officer.

Every officer in the unit is required to attend Advanced Accident Investigation School, Forensic Mapping School, and a Child Safety Seat Technician course as well be certified in the use of Doppler radar and Lidar systems. The unit maintains two certified Accident Reconstructionists.