Attention Montclair Community

Effective immediately, and until rescinded, dine–in restaurants within the City of Montclair will be allowed to temporarily create or expand al fresco (outdoor) dining areas notwithstanding any preexisting limitations imposed under the Montclair Municipal Code. This City of Montclair Community Guidance is based on provisions of Dine–In Restaurants Guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health updated on Thursday, July 2, 2020 and Guidance on Closures of Sectors in Response to Covid–19 by Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health published on July 1, 2020.


In efforts to provide more testing opportunities for San Bernardino County residents, community testing events are being held throughout the county. At these testing events, samples are collected by inserting a swab up the nostril or into the mouth to the throat. These samples are then sent to a laboratory for COVID-19 testing. Events are free of charge and do not require health insurance.


On May 14, 2020, the County of San Bernardino launched the COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program to support local small businesses and help ensure ongoing compliance with State and County health orders and direction.

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Traffic Safety Division

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Traffic Safety Division

The Montclair Police Department formed the Traffic Safety Division in 2014. The mission of the Traffic Safety Division is to reduce traffic-related deaths, injuries, and financial losses through high-visibility enforcement, educational programs, and public awareness campaigns. Members of the Division are commanded by a Lieutenant and work closely with the Community Relations Division to carry out the mission.

One of the goals of the Traffic Safety Division is to engage in strategies that enhance the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and the motoring public. The Traffic Safety Division utilizes high-visibility traffic enforcement programs intended to deter dangerous drivers, in addition to public awareness programs designed to educate the public on such topics as occupant protection, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and the dangers of impaired and distracted driving.

Specially trained "Motor Officers" are assigned to the Traffic Safety Division. Motorcycles provide the Officers with enhanced acceleration, increased visibility, better maneuverability, and quicker response times in heavy traffic. In addition to three weeks of motorcycle training, Officers receive specialized training in traffic enforcement, traffic collision investigation, and other traffic-related topics. The Officers utilize current traffic collision data, empirical data, and input from the public to direct traffic enforcement efforts. In addition to high-visibility traffic enforcement, the Officers are responsible for developing and presenting public education programs.

For information on how to obtain a copy of a collision report, click here.

Traffic Complaints

The Traffic Safety Division relies on the public to provide information on traffic-related issues. To report a problem or to provide traffic-related input, click the link below to email your comments to the Traffic Safety Division. The Division will make every effort to respond to your comments expeditiously. Please include your name and phone number if a response is desired.

Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Checks

AdobeStock_76176986The Montclair Police Department partners with the National Child Passenger Safety Certification, a program of Safe Kids Worldwide, for car seat inspections and install instruction classes. CPS technicians offer courses in your area and can conduct child safety seat checks by appointment. Parents and caregivers receive education and hands-on assistance from CPS technicians to enhance the safety of child passengers. For more information, go to: .

To schedule an appointment for a child safety seat check, or to locate a class near you, click on the "Find a Tech" tab, or use the link below:

Locate a Car Seat Technician 

Major Accident Investigation Team

One of the components of the Traffic Safety Division is the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). The Department has four investigators supervised by a Sergeant. MAIT members can be called upon to investigate critical events such as collisions resulting in fatalities, collisions involving the railroad, commercial vehicles, serious injury pedestrian collisions, City vehicle-involved collisions, public transit collisions, and any other collision events with potential for significant injury or liability.

Although all Officers within the Montclair Police Department are trained in collision investigations, Officers assigned to MAIT receive advanced training in physics of collisions, skid analysis, and advanced coordinate mapping using a SOKKIA Total Station. This information can then be used to recreate the collision on a computer to assist with determining the cause. Members of MAIT possess skills from many disciplines, including commercial vehicle enforcement, criminal investigations, mechanical vehicle inspections, and traffic enforcement/safety. With the capabilities of the SOKKIA Total Station, members of MAIT can also be called upon to create forensic crime scene diagrams for criminal investigations.