This award is presented to the law enforcement agency that has taken proactive measures to demonstrate definitively, a program’s success in improving officer traffic-related safety practices. The agency has developed and successfully promoted their officer traffic safety program and, in doing so, achieved employee buy-in and program acceptance. The program has successfully increased officer safety related to traffic and made strides towards reducing traffic-related injuries or deaths while building a culture focused on traffic safety measures.
The Officer Traffic Safety category features programs that have increased officer seatbelt usage, increased the use of visibility gear, or provided enhanced driver’s training. The Officer Traffic Safety category also includes innovations to restrict Mobile Digital Computer (MDC) usages at higher speeds, modifications to interior patrol vehicle design or implemented new safety technologies.