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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Dodge City Police Department recognized for traffic safety by AAA Kansas

At the May 20th, City Commission Meeting, AAA Kansas presented the Dodge City Police Department with their 6th AAA Kansas Traffic Safety Award for their work in 2018. The award was also their 4th consecutive Platinum Award; the highest award AAA can bestow upon a law enforcement agency. 

They are one of 21 police departments in Kansas to qualify for a AAA Platinum Award.

DCPD was recognized for a variety of programs and activities including:

  • Their continued support of the SAFE (or Seatbelts Are For Everyone) program at Dodge City HS, providing education & information to the students on DUI, texting, and seatbelts
  •  For enforcing a seat belt policy requiring all department employees and passengers of department vehicles wear a seat belt.
  • Strong Enforcement efforts for seatbelt, DUI, speeding (especially in school zones) and Directed Enforcement in areas with high crash incidence.
  • In Education, the PD has been involved with IDS School at New Chance, a DUI Victims Panel, MADD Advisory Board, their Gang Resistance Education & Training (GREAT) program; and Child passenger seat fitting and education.
  • For Emergency Medical Response, having automated external heart defibrillators, or AEDs, in patrol cars.
  •  Finally, in Engineering, they have incorporated a Project Speed sign indicator as a reminder around schools to keep children safe from excessive speed.

DCPD AAA Kansas Platinum award


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