MACP Awards for Excellence. Competition among similar sizes and types of law enforcement agencies. Redesigned to be compatible with the National Law Enforcement Challenge that is sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Awards.
The Memphis Police Department identified a traffic problem involving speed, sight distance and crossing guard visibility. Improving guard visibility, reducing traffic speed and placing innovative signage to raise driver awareness all served to correct this potentially dangerous traffic problem.
Utilizing advanced training for officers along with strict enforcement and an extensive public information and education program, the Dowagiac Police Department has had a significant impact on traffic crashes.
The Sturgis Police Department has implemented a program called “Safe Kid Zones” to keep children safer while walking to and from school. The department utilized extensive education efforts and technology to address this problem.
The Van Buren Township Police Department recognize the importance of traffic safety and created a traffic services team to address traffic safety problems.
To reduce alcohol-related crashes, the Novi Police Department developed an “OWI” tracking sheet to identify locations where officers have encountered people who have been drinking. This allows the department to identify areas in need of increased enforcement.
Through a combination of officer training and participation in statewide safety belt and drunk driving mobilizations, Farmington Hills police officers take a strict stance with unbelted and drunk motorists.
Utilizing specialized training of their traffic officers, targeted enforcement in problem areas and participation in specialized enforcement efforts, the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office has been instrumental in reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities in the county.
The Iron River Post assures all troopers receive specialized training in occupant protection and enforcement efforts. The Iron River Post utilized innovative public information and education efforts, including using store marquees to post traffic safety messages, using OHSP community kits and staffing educational booths at fairs and events.
Ms. Pat Eliason
Police Traffic Services Programs
Office of Highway Safety Planning
Mr. Tom Hendrickson
Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police