The Visalia Police Department was named the 3rd place award winner of the California Law Enforcement Challenge Award (CLEC).
This award, sponsored by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, was accepted on Monday, September 20th during the Visalia City Council Meeting.
Captain Perry Phipps, who accepted the award on behalf of Chief Jason Salazar, stated, “On behalf of Police Chief Jason Salazar, thank you for recognizing the Visalia Police Department and its efforts towards making our streets and community safer. By successfully focusing on impaired driving, speed awareness and occupant protection , our officers are continuing with the high standards that our citizens deserve. Thank you again for the recognition and support in our efforts to keep Visalia safe.”
The award was presented by California Highway Patrol’s Central Division Chief, Nick Norton.
The California Law Enforcement Challenge is a competition between similar sized and types of law enforcement agencies. This award recognizes and rewards the best overall traffic safety programs in California. The areas of concentration include efforts to train officers, enforce laws, and educate the public about occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding. Agencies submit an application which documents their efforts and effectiveness in these areas. The winning safety programs are those that combine officer training, public information and enforcement to reduce crashes and injuries within its jurisdiction.