(Lincoln, Neb.)- The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has selected the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) as its 2014 National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC) award recipient for State Police/Highway Patrol agencies its size.
The award honors NSP for having the best overall traffic safety program for State Police/Highway Patrol Agencies with 1-500 sworn personnel. The Nebraska State Patrol has an authorized strength of 483 officers.
The Nebraska State Patrol was presented the award during the IACP’s 121 Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida in late October. The NLEC award is presented through a cooperative agreement with the National Traffic Safety Administration.
“Our employees strive every day to save lives on Nebraska roadways,” said Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “This honor is the result of their hard work and the support of our transportation and highway safety partners.”
The Nebraska State Patrol also received first place honors in its category in 2007, 2009, and 2011. The agency received a second place award in 2006.
The National Law Enforcement Challenge recognizes efforts in law enforcement, education and public information in determining the best overall traffic safety programs in the United States. The recognition program focuses on three major traffic safety priorities: occupant protection, impaired driving and speeding.
Founded in 1893, the IACP is the world’s oldest and largest association of law enforcement executives with more than 22,000 members in nearly 100 countries.