Virginia Beach Police Receives National and State Honors at Law Enforcement Challenge

Monday, July 30, 2012

​The Virginia Beach Police Department won top honors at the 2011 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge for the Best Traffic Safety Program in the Commonwealth.  The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police announced the award and also recognized Virginia Beach with the Best Impaired Driving Program.  This is the seventh year in a row that our agency has taken the First Place award in the State.

As a result of last year’s national awards received for first in the nation in our category and overall award from greater than 500 submissions as the most comprehensive traffic safety program in the nation, the Department competed this year in the special “Championship” category with 19 other agencies who were previous winners.  We are proud to have received the Second Place award in this category.  Additionally, our Department received a special award for the use of technology in traffic safety.

Virginia Beach prides itself on being the safest city its size in the country.  Part of this success can be attributed to our strong commitment to the goal of reducing crime, the fear of crime, and improving highway safety.   Our officers routinely interact with the community in an effort to inform and educate the public to deter any driving related mishaps before they happen.  Police officers are assigned to patrol the streets specifically looking for impaired drivers and intervene before a tragedy occurs.  As a result Virginia Beach officers have been recognized for their enforcement efforts by many public and private groups.

Presentation will take place in the fall.