Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department was Recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Placed Third in the National Law Enforcement Challenge (Excellence in Traffic Safety)
On October 28th, 2014 at the Highway Safety Awards Breakfast at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Orlando, FL, the Clarksville Police Department was recognized by the IACP and placed Third in the National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC) in the category of Municipal Departments with 251 or more sworn officers. The award states: “The National Law Enforcement Challenge recognizes excellence in traffic safety and presents this award to your agency for its continued commitment to saving lives.”
According to the IACP, the National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC) is a national traffic safety awards program that recognizes excellent law enforcement traffic safety programs. The program 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 NLEC has modified its categories and criteria, which quantify and qualify the activities agencies completed during a calendar year. While the NLEC continues to focus on occupant protection, impaired driving, and speed, a section for state/local issues has been added. All sections ask specific open-ended questions requiring participating agencies to share what they are doing in their jurisdictions in these key focus areas.
The new section criteria have been modified better specify the capabilities and outstanding achievements of all participating agencies. The new criteria include Problem Identification, Planning, and Outcomes. Problem Identification can include crash analysis, speed surveys, seatbelt surveys and community input. Planning requires an agency to provide a description of the problem, measuring objectives, monitoring activities and overall evaluations. Lastly, Outcomes focus on how the changes made in each agency’s community affected overall safety.
The Clarksville Police Department values the lives and safety of its Clarksville Citizens. It will continue to provide its citizens with top-notch traffic enforcement and work towards its overall goal of preventing injuries and fatalities caused by crash-causing traffic violations.