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Byron police win three awards
Byron police win three awards

The Byron police department were honored with three awards at the Governor's Office of Highway Safety Governor's Challenge Banquet last week.

Read the full release from the City of Byron Department of Police:

Chief Wesley Cannon is pleased to announce that the Byron Police Department won three awards at the annual Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) Governor’s Challenge Banquet on November 15, 2013.

The Governor’s Challenge awards program is a statewide awards program that recognizes excellent law enforcement traffic safety programs.

The program provides law enforcement agencies with an opportunity to make a difference in the communities they serve and allows agencies to learn from one another and establish future goals in traffic safety enforcement and education.

The Byron Police Department won 1st place for agencies with 11-25 officers and special categories of Child Occupant Protection and Underage Drinking Prevention. Along with the awards the department was given $8000 in “GOHS Bucks” to use at the GOHS store to purchase traffic enforcement equipment. The department also received a Digital Ally video system in a door prize drawing.

Chief Cannon stated he is very proud of the efforts put forth by the men and women of the Byron Police Department in promoting traffic safety and added that due to the Department’s hard work and dedication, the City of Byron had zero traffic fatalities and a 20% reduction in accidents with injuries over the past year. Chief Cannon sends congratulations and great appreciation to dedicated community sponsors such as Byron Tire Company, Holland’s Collision & Auto Repair, Southway, Crane & Rigging LLC, Yamaha of Byron, Diamond Plastic Corporation, GIGA, Interceptor Public Safety Products, H & H Home and Truck, Mid-State RV Center and to partners with the Medical Center of Central Georgia Children's Hospital Kohl’s Safe Kids.

Lt Bryan Hunter said this is a complete department effort to promote traffic safety in order to save lives not just in Byron and Peach County but across the state. Our educational programs have been taught all across middle Georgia to thousands of children and their parents. We are humble to have received national and state recognition for doing our job.

The Byron Police Department is the lead agency of the Middle Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network (MGTEN) and works closely with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) as they continue to demonstrate their strong commitment to reducing traffic fatalities in the State of Georgia.

 

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