ConnDOT: DOT Presents Awards At Annual Traffic Safety Conference

 
  CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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FOR RELEASE: October 27, 2008
 
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Westbrook - The Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association presented awards to 21 State and Local Law Enforcement agencies for participation in the “Law Enforcement Challenge,” a program that recognizes high standards of achievement in the field of traffic safety.

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator, New England Region, Deputy Administrator James C. Ryan, Connecticut Police Chiefs Association President Chief Matthew Reimondo of East Hampton and Connecticut Department of Transportation, Transportation Principal Safety Program Coordinator, Joseph T. Cristalli, presented the awards during the “Connecticut Law Enforcement Summit,” a statewide one-day conference on highway safety priorities. Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele addressed and welcomed the more than 300 state, local and university law enforcement officers and thanked them for their diligent work in highway safety.

 

The annual Traffic Safety Conference addressed a wide range of safety topics, including impaired driving and occupant protection; police vehicle safety and technology. The program offered the latest information on advances in highway safety, highlighted successful programs, and called attention to emerging safety issues.

 

The following Law Enforcement agencies received awards for participation in the “Connecticut Law Enforcement Challenge:”

 

Stafford Springs Police Department

1ST Place

Municipal 1 Category

 

 

 

Redding Police Department

1st Place

Municipal 2 Category

 

 

Cromwell Police Department

1ST Place

Municipal 3 Category

 

 

Plainville Police Department

1st Place

Municipal 4 Category

 

 

 

Woodbridge Police Department

2nd Place

Municipal 4 Category

 

 

Orange Police Department

1st Place

Municipal 5 Category

 

 

Newtown Police Department

2nd Place

Municipal 5 Category

 

 

 

Berlin Police Department

3rd Place

Municipal 5 Category

 

 

South Windsor Police Department

Honorable Mention

Municipal 5 Category

 

 

Darien Police Department

1st Place

Municipal 6 Category

 

 

New Canaan Police Department

2nd Place

Municipal 6 Category

 

 

Farmington Police Department

3rd Place

Municipal 6 Category

 

 

Windsor Police Department

Honorable Mention

Municipal 6 Category

 

 

Cheshire Police Department

Honorable Mention

Municipal 6 Category

 

 

Enfield Police Department

1ST Place

Municipal 7 Category

 

 

Manchester Police Department

1st Place

Municipal 8 Category

 

 

Fairfield Police Department

2nd Place

Municipal 8 Category

 

 

New Britain Police Department

3rd Place

Municipal 8 Category

 

 

Stamford Police Department

 1st Place

Municipal 9 Category

 

 

Connecticut State Police 

Traffic Services Unit

State Police Category

 

 

Central Connecticut State University Police Department

2nd Place

University Category

 

 

Southern Connecticut State University Police Department

1st Place

University Category

 

 

Plainville Police Department

Best Overall

Impaired Driving Enforcement Program

 

 

South Windsor Police Department

Best Overall

Child Passenger Safety Program

 

 

Berlin Police Department

Best Overall

Speed Enforcement Program

 

 

Manchester Police Department

Best Overall

Occupant Protection Enforcement Program