Local law enforcement agencies earn traffic safety awards
AAA Kansas announced Tuesday, March 1, that 35 law enforcement agencies – comprising 26 police departments and nine sheriff’s offices – are receiving AAA Kansas Community Traffic Safety Awards for their 2021 work to keep roadways in their cities and counties safe through a variety of initiatives and programs. Six Kansas agencies have earned an award in all 11 years available.
The awards have been presented annually since 2011 by AAA Kansas to community law enforcement agencies for their efforts to successfully and cost-effectively foster and improve local traffic safety. The agencies are scored and recognized for their efforts in multiple categories, including education, emergency medical response, enforcement, and traffic engineering collaborations and solutions.
“AAA Kansas salutes these 35 dedicated law enforcement partners for their commitment, hard work and, in many cases, creative community engagement in delivering effective and successful traffic safety programs. Our roadways are safer because of them,” said Shawn Steward, Public and Government Affairs Manager for AAA Kansas. “Our police departments and sheriff’s offices in Kansas do an excellent job of keeping motorists, cyclists and pedestrians safe in their communities.”
The honored law enforcement agencies will be recognized by AAA Kansas with award plaques being presented to the police chiefs and sheriffs in their communities in the coming weeks and months. The recognized agencies and their 2021 award levels are as follows:
• Brown County Sheriff’s Office earning Platinum
• Hiawatha Police Department earning Gold