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Highway Safety Initiatives

Highway Safety Awards

By Rick Larson, Program Manager, IACP National Law Enforcement Challenge



he IACP and others presented the J. Stannard Baker Award for Highway Safety, the Vehicle Theft Award of Merit, and the Looking beyond the License Plate Award during a breakfast ceremony at the 111th Annual IACP Conference in Los Angeles.

The J. Stannard Baker Award, sponsored by IACP, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, recognizes individual law enforcement officers and others for their lifetime contributions to traffic safety. The winners for 2004 are Lieutenant William L. “Luther” Hires of Jessup, Georgia, Police Department; James M. McMahon, superintendent (retired) of the New York State Police; and Charles A. “Chuck” Hurley, vice president of the National Safety Council.

Sponsored by the IACP, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), and LoJack, the Vehicle Theft Award recognizes law enforcement agencies and others for their efforts toward reducing vehicle theft. This year’s winners are the Roanoke, Virginia, Police Department; the Tempe, Arizona, Police Department; and the New York City Police Department.

The national winner of the Looking beyond the License Plate Award, sponsored by the 3M Traffic Control Materials Division, was Private First Class Michael Ensko of the Howard County, Maryland, Police Department.

The IACP also awarded prizes to the winners of the IACP National Law Enforcement Challenge; for a list of Law Enforcement Challenge winners, see pages 104-105 of the September 2004 issue of the Police Chief, or visit www.policechiefmagazine.org

The Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department won the use for one year of the IACP National Law Enforcement Challenge Ford Excursion.

The IACP thanks the following supporters of its highway safety award programs: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Ford Motor Company, Code 3 Inc., Nationwide Insurance, Kustom Signals Inc., the 3M Traffic Control Materials Division, Laser Technology Inc., DaimlerChrysler, the General Motors Corporation, Graphic Designs International, Whelen Engineering, the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Traffic Institute, IPTM, Decatur Electronics, Applied Concepts Inc., the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, the Sun Badge Company, the Blauer Manufacturing Company, MPH Industries, Intoximeters Inc., Fuji Photo Film USA, TrafFix Devices Inc., Innocorp Ltd., VizCon, Fatal Vision, and Redflex.

From left to right: J. Stannard Baker Award winner James M. McMahon, retired superintendent of the New York State Police; Alexander Weiss, director of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Traffic Institute; and Garrett Morford of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From left to right: Ronald Ruecker, superintendent of the Oregon State Police and third vice president of the IACP; Bert Benton, president of Kustom Signals; John Kusek, chief executive officer of Kustom Signals; and Gwen Boniface, commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police and chair of the IACP Division of State and Provincial Police
From left to right: Alexander Weiss, director of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Traffic Institute; Chuck Hurley, vice president of the National Safety Council; and Garrett Morford of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From left to right: Aaron D. Kennard, sheriff of Salt Lake County, Utah, and president of the National Sheriffs’ Association; Amos Colby, sheriff of Essex County, Vermont; Juan Cardona, program manager with the National Sheriffs’ Association; and Tim Hoyt, vice president of Nationwide Insurance
From left to right: Roosevelt Rogers, vice president of Laser Technology Inc.; Ed Durrance, a sergeant with the Valdosta, Georgia, Police Department; Frank Simons, the chief of police in Valdosta, Georgia; and John Balser of the Federal Highway Administration
The IACP National Law Enforcement Challenge Ford Excursion

Photographs by Bob Otten, Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department.

 

From The Police Chief, vol. 71, no. 12, December 2004. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.








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