July 8, 2009
The International Association of Chiefs of Police has announced that the San Francisco Police Department Traffic Division has earned top honors in the 2008-09 National Law Enforcement Challenge. In the municipal category of 1,251 or more sworn officers, the SFPD tied for first-place honors with the Los Angeles Police Department. Second place went to the Atlanta, Georgia Police Department, and third place to the San Jose, California Police Department.
The awards are based upon an extensive and thorough traffic safety report prepared by each participating department and evaluated for excellence by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
This year's awards will be presented at the International Chiefs of Police annual conference, which will be held this year in Denver, October 3-7.
The San Francisco Police Department Traffic Division has participated in the challenge since 2004, and has won the top Challenge honor every year since then. In addition to winning the top Challenge award, the SFPD has won a number of other Challenge awards, including special Pedestrian Safety awards in 2004 and 2005; the Commissioners Award in 2005; and the third place AVOID Challenge Award in 2005.
For more information, please contact:
Public Affairs Office
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103