The Anne Arundel Community College Department of Public Safety recently won the 2010 Maryland Law Enforcement Challenge Award in its category at the annual Maryland Law Enforcement Challenge recognition ceremony in Baltimore.
Law enforcement agencies from around the state received awards at a May 13 Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Luncheon. Nine Maryland college and university public safety departments participated in this year’s challenge along with 120 other law enforcement agencies.
Co-sponsored by the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, the Maryland Sheriff’s Association and the Maryland Highway Safety Office, the award program honors departments that excel in intensive, preventive law enforcement campaigns that educate the public about the lifesaving and injury-reducing benefits of safety belt use. The program has expanded to include child safety seats.
Winners are selected based on an evaluation of community outreach, public information, special events and training. A majority of AACC motorists, or 95 percent, used safety belts in 2010, which exceeded the state overall usage rate of 94 percent.