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2016 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Announced For Best Traffic Safety Programs

August 12, 2016 | VACP

News Image The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge awards for the best traffic safety programs in the state in 2015.

The awards luncheon will take place during the VACP’s 91st Annual Training Conference on Tuesday, September 20 at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, VA.

Celebrating its twenty-seventh year in Virginia, the Law Enforcement Challenge program promotes professionalism in traffic safety enforcement and encourages agencies to share best practices and programs with each other. The awards are based on entries prepared by the participating agencies that highlight their traffic safety education and enforcement activities in occupant protection, impaired driving and speed over the past calendar year. Judges award points to the agencies in the six areas that comprise a comprehensive traffic safety program: problem identification, policies, planning, training of officers, public information and education, enforcement, and an evaluation of the outcomes of the agency’s efforts.

The Virginia Challenge is held in cooperation with the National Law Enforcement Challenge Awards, which are presented by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). This year, thirty Virginia agencies entered the Challenge, of which eleven were selected to receive national awards — the most of any state in the nation! The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police was also selected for recognition in the National Challenge for its commitment to highway safety and will receive the State Association/Governors Highway Safety Office Award. National awards will be presented October 18 at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

The Virginia agencies listed below will be presented with their Virginia Challenge first, second and third place awards in each category at the state awards luncheon, as well as special awards for outstanding enforcement and education efforts in the areas of occupant protection, impaired driving, speed awareness, commercial motor vehicle safety, distracted driving, technology, bicycle/pedestrian safety, and motorcycle safety. Additionally, the VACP will present an award for the most outstanding traffic safety program in Virginia in 2015, regardless of agency size or type — the “Commonwealth Award”.

The Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge Awards program is supported by a grant from the Virginia Highway Safety Office. Additional information about the Law Enforcement Challenge program can be found online at http://www.smartsafeandsober.org/programs/LEC.

The winners of the 2016 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge are as follows:

Municipal 1: 1-20 Officers

Place

Notes

Saltville Police Department

1

 

Municipal 2: 21-40 Officers

Place

Notes

Ashland Police Department

1

2016 NLEC Winner:
2nd place, Municipal 1 (1-25 Officers)

Radford Police Department

2

 
Bedford Police Department

3

 

Municipal 3: 41-55 Officers

Place

Notes

Herndon Police Department

1

 

Culpeper Police Department

2

 
Colonial Heights Police Department

3

 

Municipal 4: 56-125 Officers

Place

Notes

Harrisonburg Police Department

1

 
Christiansburg Police Department

2

 
Salem Police Department

3

 

Municipal 5: 126-225 Officers

Place

Notes

Roanoke County Police Department

1

2016 NLEC Winner:
2nd place, Municipal 4 (101-350 Officers)

Lynchburg Police Department

2

 
Albemarle County Police Department

3

 

Municipal 6: 226-400 Officers

Place

Notes

Roanoke Police Department

1

2016 NLEC Winner:
3rd place, Municipal 4 (101-350 Officers)

Arlington County Police Department

2

2016 NLEC Winner:
3rd place, Municipal 5 (351 or More Officers)

Chesapeake Police Department

3

 

Municipal 7: 401-650 Officers

Place

Notes

Henrico County Division of Police

1

2016 NLEC Winner:
1st place, Municipal 5 (351 or More Officers)

Municipal 8: 651+ Officers

Place

Notes

Virginia Beach Police Department

1

2016 NLEC Winner:
2nd place, Municipal 5 (351 or More Officers) &
Bike/Ped Safety Award

Fairfax County Police Department

2

 

 

Sheriff 1: 1-20 Deputies

Place

Notes

no entries

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Sheriff 2: 21-40 Deputies

Place

Notes

Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office

1

2016 NLEC Winner:
1st place, Sheriff 1 (1-50 Deputies)

New Kent County Sheriff's Office

2

 

Sheriff 3: 41-80 Deputies

Place

Notes

no entries

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Sheriff 4: 81-160 Deputies

Place

Notes

Gloucester County Sheriff's Office

1

2016 NLEC Winner:
1st place, Sheriff 2 (51-150 Deputies)
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office

2

 

Sheriff 5: 161-300 Deputies

Place

Notes

Hanover County Sheriff's Office

1

2016 NLEC Winner:
3rd place, Sheriff 3 (151 or More Deputies)

Stafford County Sheriff's Office

2

 

Sheriff 6: 301 or More Deputies

Place

Notes

no entries

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Military Police

Place

Notes

Fort Eustis Police

1

2016 NLEC Winner:
3rd place, Military

Fort Lee Police

2

 

Special Enforcement

Place

Notes

Metro Washington Airports Authority Police Department

1

2016 NLEC Winner:
1st place, Special Law Enforcement (1-25 Officers)

 

University Police

Place

Notes

Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department

1

 

 

State Association/Highway Safety Office Award (NATIONAL CHALLENGE ONLY)

Place

Notes

Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police

1

 

 

Contacts:

Ms. Dana Schrad, Executive Director
Mobile: (804) 338-9512; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Ms. Erin Schrad, Communications Manager
Mobile: (804) 512-5162; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)