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California's law enforcement community must set ambitious goals for traffic safety enforcement and education. Police officers have unprecedented opportunities to prevent a traffic fatality from occurring at the rate of one every two hours, to reduce the number of serious injuries resulting from traffic collisions, and to positively impact the spiraling emergency services and health care costs.

The California Law Enforcement Challenge 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; in short, to make a difference in the communities their officers serve each day. This competition has no losers - only winners: for saving lives and reducing the frequency and severity of injuries are the true rewards of law enforcement's efforts.

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Challenge Results: Commissioner's Award

Allied Agencies: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

CHP Areas / Inspection Facilities: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

IACP NLEC Award Winners: 2008

What is the California Law Enforcement Challenge?


The California Law Enforcement Challenge is a competition between similar sizes and types of law enforcement agencies. It recognizes and rewards the best overall traffic safety programs in California. The areas of concentration include efforts to enforce laws and educate the public about occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding. 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.

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Federal/Military    |    International    |    Multi-Jurisdictional    |    Private Special Enforcement Agencies    |    State Association    |    Tribal    |    University    |    California Avoid Program

Awards

The top three winners in each category will receive awards for their 2009 highway-safety efforts.

SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORIES

  • First Time Entry: (National Challenge Only) The Rookie of the Year award will be presented to an agency that is entering the National Law Enforcement Challenge for the very first time. All entries, regardless of category, will be considered.
  • Child Passenger Safety: Agencies will be judged on their efforts to promote and enforce child passenger safety restraint laws in their communities.
  • Occupant Protection: Agencies will be judged for this special award based on their notable efforts to promote and enforce occupant protection laws.
  • Impaired Driving Awareness: Agencies will be judged for this special award based on their notable efforts to detect and apprehend impaired drivers.
  • Speed Awareness: Agencies will be judged for this special award on their notable efforts to address the problem of speeding.
  • Underage Alcohol Prevention: Agencies will be judged for this special award based on their notable efforts to address the problem of underage drinking and impaired driving by those under the legal drinking age.
  • Commissioner's Overall Excellence in Traffic Safety Award: This special award will be presented annually to the law enforcement agency with the most comprehensive traffic safety program. All agencies entered in the 2009 California Law Enforcement Challenge will be considered for this award.
  • Technology Award: Agencies will be judged for this special award based on their notable efforts to address traffic safety concerns using new and/or innovative technology, such as crash data collection, cameras, speed indicator trailers, total station crash investigation, etc.
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian: This award recognizes notable and innovative efforts in addressing the problem of bicycle and/or pedestrian safety.
  • Commercial Vehicle: (National Challenge Only) This award recognizes notable and innovative efforts in addressing the problem of commercial vehicles and the overall safety and the traffic laws associated with the safe commercial vehicle movement.
  • IACP National Law Enforcement Challenge: All state entries will be automatically sent to the IACP for consideration in the National Law Enforcement Challenge Program.
  • Motorcycle Safety Award: Applicants will be judged on their efforts to promote and enforce motorcycle safety in their community.