Colonel Chris Knight accepts FHP's award at the
IACP breakfast at the conference in Los Angeles.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) recognized the Florida Highway Patrol recently at their annual conference held in Los Angeles, California. FHP was selected, along with the Maryland State Police, as having the third best traffic safety & enforcement program in the country during 2003, in the category of State Police/Highway Patrols with 1001-2500 officers, just behind the Arizona Department of Public Safety and Virginia State Police.
Motor vehicle injuries affect all Americans. Each year, traffic crashes in the United States claim over 40,000 lives and cost Americans over $150 billion. However, far more people survive these crashes than die, sometimes with lifelong debilitating injuries. Over three million injuries have been documented in police-reported crashes. The IACP Law Enforcement Challenge program targets three major traffic safety priorities: occupant protection (seatbelt/child restraint use), impaired driving, and speeding, and rewards efforts to increase enforcement and public education in these key areas.
Colonel Chris Knight accepted the award on behalf of the Patrol at the IACP Awards Breakfast on November 16, 2004. This award, which FHP has won twice in the past, recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of law enforcement agencies across the United States, and applauds their efforts to make significant differences in the communities where their officers serve the public. Congratulations go out to everyone on the Patrol for doing a good job each and every day!
Major Grady Carrick and Lieutenant Bill Leeper work at the
IACP Law Enforcement Challenge booth in Los Angeles
to encourage other law enforcement agencies to take
the challenge and compete with other agencies in reducing
crashes, injuries, and fatalities within their communities.