Peachtree City police win technology award for traffic enforcement

Published 12 July 2011

The Peachtree City police department in Georgia recently won the annual National Law Enforcement Challenge’s Technology award for its innovative approach to traffic safety; with the use of a “data driven” approach to traffic safety, the Peachtree City excelled in occupant protection, deterring driving under the influence, and enforcing speed limits

The Peachtree City police department in Georgia recently won the annual National Law Enforcement Challenge’s Technology award for its innovative approach to traffic safety.

With the use of a “data driven” approach to traffic safety, the Peachtree City excelled in occupant protection, deterring driving under the influence, and enforcing speed limits.

The National Law Enforcement Challenge is held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and to win, a panel of judges reviews a law enforcement agency’s application based on several criteria. For the technology award Peachtree City had to provide documentation on its efforts and effectiveness in areas like officer training, public information campaigns, and enforcement efforts to reduce vehicle crashes and injuries. In particular points were awarded to departments that demonstrated record decreases in total vehicle crashes and the percentage of crashes involving injuries.

The Peachtree city police department was able to limit traffic accidents and improve traffic safety by examining statistical data to determine which areas law enforcement officials needed focus their efforts on the most and which areas had the highest number of crashes.

The department also won third place for police departments with forty-six to seventy-five officers.

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