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Who are Traffic Enforcement Agents (TEAs)?

New York City’s Traffic Enforcement Agents ( TEAs) are law enforcement professionals employed by the New York City Police Department. They work Closely with, and supplement the effort of sworn police office and /or peace officers employed by the department. TEAs enforce the vehicles and traffic law, as well as certain provisions of New York City’s Administrative code. They also have significant responsibilities related to ensuring the smooth and orderly flow of traffic within the five boroughs. Like police offices, firefighters, corrections office and certain other personnel, TEAs are classified as part of New York City’s elite uniformed forces.