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RPD, FCPD, and Calhoun PD honored at 23rd annual Governor’s Challenge Awards

December 11th, 2022 – 4:05 PM

Staff Reports –

Photo: Rome Police Department at the 23rd Governor Challenge Awards

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently honored 31 different Georgia law enforcement agencies for their year-round work to save lives and reduce traffic crashes on our roads during the 23rd  annual Governor’s Challenge Awards held Friday at the Macon Centreplex. The Rome Police Department was honored at the banquet receiving the following awards: 1st place in category 5, 1st place in the Northwest GA Region, and 1st place in child seat safety. The Floyd County Police department won 3rd place for category 5 statewide. The Calhoun Police Department was also honored at the banquet with 1st place in category 7, speed protection, and occupant protection awards. Agencies are evaluated not just for enforcement initiatives, but for unique problem-solving in their communities, using public information activities, and creating departmental policies that support their traffic enforcement campaign efforts.