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Evanston’s Police Department continued a long tradition of awards for traffic safety enforcement with a prize from the state police chiefs association.

A tradition was established in 1933 when the National Safety Council awarded the department the National Grand Prize for Traffic Safety.

Evanston’s Police Department continued a long tradition of awards for traffic safety enforcement with a prize from the state police chiefs association.

A tradition was established in 1933 when the National Safety Council awarded the department the National Grand Prize for Traffic Safety.

The department has continued to foster safe streets by proactively educating the public and creatively enforcing traffic safety laws. Programs and initiatives such as child safety seat education, roadside safety checks, impaired driving enforcement, public safety announcements, and Teen DUI presentations have established Evanston as a state leader in traffic safety and accident prevention.

These efforts were recently acknowledged when the Evanston Police Department was recognized for the fifth year in a row by the Illinois Chiefs of Police Association, through their Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge. The Evanston Police Department participated in the municipal police agency category for departments with between 101- 250 officers.

The department received a statewide second place finish based on its traffic enforcement plan, outlining various traffic safety interventions and enforcement initiatives. These traffic safety programs targeted three areas; speed violations, impaired driving enforcement and vehicle occupant restraint education and enforcement.

Above: Members of the traffic unit  pose with their award. EPD photo.

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  1. Congratulations Traffic Unit.

    Nice work gentlemen. You should be very proud of your accomplishments. Please continue the good work and be safe.

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