FSUPD wins Florida Law Enforcement Challenge

L-R: Chris Craig, Traffic Safety Admin Florida DOT; Ofc. Brandon Wilson; Ofc. Jack Degraw; Ofc. Wayne Baker; Lt. Hank Jacob; and Tim Roberts Law Enforcement Liaison Program Coordinator (FDOT).

The Florida State University Police Department received first place recognition for traffic safety enforcement and programming at the Florida Law Enforcement Challenge held on July 8 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.

The competition, hosted and coordinated by the Florida Department of Transportation’s Law Enforcement Liaison program, gives law enforcement agencies an opportunity to showcase the effectiveness of their traffic safety programs in DUI, speed, seatbelt and special program enforcement and education. FSUPD participated in the University Law Enforcement category.
Challenge award submissions are judged based on criteria related to policy guidelines and officer training, Law Enforcement Liaison program participation, officer recognition, public information and education, traffic enforcement activity and traffic safety effectiveness.

FSUPD will receive approximately $15,000 in traffic safety equipment that can be used in enforcement and educational efforts.

“This is a testament to the continual dedication and hard work by our officers to eliminate traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities on and around campus,” said Assistant Vice President for Safety and Chief of Police David Perry. “I have no doubt their work has prevented tragedies on our roads.”

FSUPD participates in the Florida Law Enforcement Challenge yearly and has won numerous categories over the years.