Suffolk PD earns safety award

Published 10:16 pm Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Suffolk Police Department has been honored as the recipient of the 2014 John T. Hanna Drive Safe Hampton Roads Award for Law Enforcement Initiatives. The department was recognized for their implementation of various programs during the 2013-2014 calendar year.

The department partnered with the Suffolk Public Works traffic engineers to identify key roadways within the city limits, where they have been conducting speed enforcement details, safety belt enforcement, traffic safety checkpoints, roving DUI patrols and educational programs at high schools for DUI awareness and distracted driving courses.

Concerned Citizens Advocating Traffic Safety instituted the John T. Hanna Awards in 1991. Named after Virginia’s “Father of Transportation Safety,” these awards honor those who share Mr. Hanna’s commitment to improving traffic safety on Virginia’s highways.

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