N E W S R E L E A S E
Nov. 1, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
James City County Police nationally recognized for traffic safety
James City County Police Department’s traffic safety programs have received first place in in the 2012 National Law Enforcement Challenge setting the County apart as having the top traffic safety programs across the nation. The Department also received first place in the Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge and was also awarded the “Commonwealth Award.”
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 “Commonwealth Award” is awarded to the department with the best overall traffic safety programs in Virginia regardless of the size of the department.
The National award was presented at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference on Oct. 22 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Virginia awards were presented in August at the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) annual conference in Williamsburg.
Pictured from L to R: Chief Harmon, Master Police Officer Sten and Sergeant McMichael with the National Award.