What is the California Law Enforcement Challenge?
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) believe an increase in traffic enforcement in a community results in a decrease in motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities and they have the studies to prove it! In fact, no other program or strategy works as well as law enforcement in making the roads safer. The California Law Enforcement Challenge, which is modeled after the IACP's grant funded National Law Enforcement Challenge program complements all the other training and public information programs that NHTSA does to promote traffic safety.
California Law Enforcement Challenge for the Castro Valley CHP Area Office
The California Law Enforcement Challenge is a competition between similar sizes and types of law enforcement agencies for the best traffic safety programs in California. The areas of concentration include efforts to train officers, enforce laws, and educate the public about occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding. The program allows law enforcement agencies to set comprehensive goals, to strive to reach new heights in traffic safety, to share their experiences with others, and to be recognized for their traffic safety accomplishments. Agencies submit an application (usually in a three ring or presentation binder) which documents their efforts and effectiveness in these areas. The winning safety programs are those that combine officer training, public information and enforcement, to reduce crashes and injuries within its jurisdiction. This competition has no losers - only winners, for making a difference in the communities we serve each day by effectively saving lives and reducing the frequency and severity of injuries. These are the true rewards of law enforcement's efforts in traffic safety.
Castro Valley Area CHP