N E W S R E L E A S E
October 9, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stephen A. Rubino, Major
|From L to R: Chief Harmon, Master Police Officer Sten and Sergeant McMichael with the National Award|
James City County Police recognized for traffic safety
The James City County Police Department’s traffic safety program has received first place in the 2011 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge and second place in the 2011 National Law Enforcement Challenge setting it apart as one of the top traffic safety programs in Virginia and across the nation.
Challenge judges award points to law enforcement agencies in the six areas that comprise a comprehensive traffic safety program: policies and guidelines; training of officers; incentives and recognition; public information and education; enforcement; and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the agency’s efforts. The awards are given in categories based on the size of the law enforcement agency. James City County competed in the 76-125 officers category.
The Virginia award was presented in August at the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) annual conference in Roanoke and the National award was presented at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference on Oct. 2 in San Diego, California.