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The International Association of Chiefs of Police recognizes the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for having the best overall traffic safety program.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police, through a Cooperative Agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Recognizes Law Enforcement Agencies Nationwide as National Law Enforcement Challenge Award Recipients
HCSO was recognized at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 117th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida at the Highway Safety Awards breakfast as a 1st place winner in category 7 (Sheriff's Office's with 1,001 or More Sworn Deputies) for the National Law Enforcement Challenge. The award recognizes law enforcement agencies nationwide with the best overall traffic safety programs.
"Ensuring the safety of the motoring public is a top priority for our agency," said Sheriff David Gee. "Winning an IACP National Law Enforcement Challenge Award recognizes the efforts that our deputies perform daily to make our roadways and neighborhoods safe for everyone."
The National Law Enforcement Challenge is a recognition program where agencies of a similar size and type are evaluated on their overall traffic safety program. The program focuses on three major traffic safety priorities: occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding. Agencies are asked to provide information on their efforts and effectiveness in areas of traffic policies, officer training, public information and education, and enforcement to reduce traffic crashes and related injuries.
Founded in 1893, the International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest association of law enforcement executives with more than 22,000 members in nearly 100 countries.