OPP Receives Three Prestigious Traffic Safety Awards

Awarded by the International Association of Chiefs of Police

ORILLIA, ON, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has been awarded three prestigious International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) awards for its commitment to traffic Safety on Ontario roadways.

The National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC) is a traffic safety awards program issued by the IACP that recognizes excellence in law enforcement traffic safety programs.  It provides law enforcement agencies with an opportunity to make a difference in the communities they serve and allows agencies to learn from one another and establish future goals in traffic safety enforcement and education.

The OPP won in the following three NLEC award categories:

  • First place in the "International Agencies" category.

  • "Speed Awareness". The OPP won this award for its commitment to preventing injuries and deaths on its roadways, using a holistic approach that includes high visibility enforcement, public awareness, intelligence-led strategies and extensive media coverage.

  • The "Clayton J. Hall Award" which is presented to the law enforcement agency that submits the most comprehensive traffic safety program in the competition.

"I am extremely proud to be part of a policing organization that has been recognized internationally for its exemplary traffic safety and enforcement programs. These awards speak to the OPP's leadership and professionalism in traffic safety and I would like to thank our members for their ongoing dedication and innovative approach to saving lives and reducing injuries on Ontario Roads," said OPP Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey, Provincial Commander, Traffic Safety and Operational Support.

Image with caption: "OPP Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey, Provincial Commander, Traffic Safety and Operational Support, with the 2013 NLEC Traffic Safety Awards presented to the OPP (CNW Group/Ontario Provincial Police)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131119_C9009_PHOTO_EN_33583.jpg

SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police

For further information:

Contacts by OPP Region:

Highway Safety Division:  
Sergeant Dave Woodford   
Phone: (416) 553-5471

Central Region:  
Sergeant Peter Leon   
Phone: (705) 330-3738

East Region:   
Sergeant Kristine Rae  
Phone: (613) 285-2750

North East Region:  
Sergeant Carolle Dionne         
Phone: (705) 845-2738

North West Region:  
Sergeant Shelley Garr  
Phone: (807) 473-2734

West Region:     
Sergeant Dave Rektor      
Phone: (519) 652-4156


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