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New York Law Enforcement Challenge
The New York Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Ceremony was held on April 18, 2013 at the Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Conference in Rochester. The Challenge is a friendly and competitive traffic safety recognition program between law enforcement agencies of similar sizes and types. The New York Challenge is coordinated by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and is one fifteen state programs hosted annually in the U.S. The competition focuses on efforts to enforce laws and to educate the public about occupant restraint, impaired driving and speeding. It recognizes some of our state’s best overall traffic safety programs.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNING AGENCIES:
Town of Bedford Police Department
Town of Camillus Police Department
Village of Geneseo Police Department
Village of Herkimer Police Department
Town of Manlius Police Department
NYS University Police at Oswego
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office
University of New York at Buffalo Police
Joining GTSC Assistant Commissioner Chuck DeWeese and Director James Allen at the Awards Ceremony (seated from left): Lieutenant Melvin Padilla – Bedford PD, Chief William Hayes – Bedford PD, Director James Allen – GTSC, Lieutenant Anthony Paparatto – Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and Chief Eric Osganian – Geneseo PD. Standing from left: Assistant Commissioner Chuck DeWeese – GTSC, Captain Kevin Schafer – Manlius PD, Lieutenant Gregg Gamble – SUNY Buffalo PD, Chief Joseph Malone - Herkimer PD, Captain Steve Rotunno – Camillus PD, Lieutenant Kevin Velzy - SUNY Oswego PD, GTSC Liaison Dominick Macherone – NYSACOP.
We are extremely grateful to the following law enforcement product vendors for their outstanding support of the Challenge competition:
All Traffic Solutions
Applied Concepts/Stalker Radar, Inc.
Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc.
ELSAG North America
Emergency Services Communications
Kustom Signals, Inc.
Laser Technology, Inc.
MSM Public Safety - Code 3
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
NHTSA Report - Characteristics of Law Enforcement Officers' Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes
In recent years motor vehicle crashes have become the leading cause of fatalities of law enforcement officers. Recognizing this alarming trend NHTSA has released this new report that was prepared using data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Currently FARS is the only database that contains detailed information on the fatal crashes that involved law enforcement officers.
Many thanks to our friend and colleague, Retired Chief John Coyle, NHTSA Region II Law Enforcement Liaison, for providing us with this information and also for his continued support to our Association.
Click here for the newly released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration titled, Characteristics of Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes