The Arlington County Police Department has been honored for its traffic safety program.
The department was recognized as having the best traffic safety program in Virginia, for municipal police departments with 301 to 450 sworn officers. The award was announced during the recent Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police conference.
ACPD said it accomplished its traffic safety goals through “education, enforcement and engineering,” and through a number of initiatives, including:
Traffic Accident Reduction Program (TARP)
Response to citizen complaints utilizing a traffic complaint database
Selective enforcement in areas designated as problem locations
Safe Routes to School program
Bicycle and Pedestrian safety
Participation in Virginia’s Street Smart campaigns
Participation in the Click or Ticket occupant safety programs
“Providing over 70 years of professional police services to the citizens and guests of Arlington County, ACPD continues a long commitment to the enforcement of all traffic laws,” the department said in a press release. “The primary goal of the department traffic safety program is to facilitate the safe and efficient flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.”