By Joel Bolton, Project Manager, Gulf States Regional Center for Public Safety Innovation, Natchitoches, Louisiana
If you turned to this page for the continuation of our series on building a successful law enforcement traffic safety program, please join us next month for tips and a discussion of the importance of public information and education. In the meantime, please join us in applauding the efforts of the winners of the 2006 Challenge.
Among the highlights of the 114th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police last month in New Orleans was the ceremony announcing the winners of the 2006 IACP Law Enforcement Challenge.
The Challenge is designed to recognize those agencies that go above and beyond the call in working to save lives and prevent injuries from traffic crashes. Judges look at an agency’s efforts to address safety belt use, impaired driving, and speed-related issues. Winning agencies have enacted sound policies, have implemented active traffic safety training programs, and recognize officers who excel. These agencies have also worked hard to educate the public, enforce the law, and evaluate their programs in order to find areas for improvement.
We congratulate the winners in the 2006 IACP Law Enforcement Challenge!■
From The Police Chief, vol. 74, no. 11, November 2007. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.