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Neb. State Patrol Receives National Recognition

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The Nebraska State Patrol has been recognized for the third time by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as having the best overall traffic safety program for State Police/Highway Patrol agencies its size. 

Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent Colonel David Sankey accepted the award during the IACP's 119th Annual Conference held Sept. 29-Oct. 3, in San Diego, Calif.

"I am extremely pleased to accept this award on behalf of the hard working men and woman of the Nebraska State Patrol," said Colonel David Sankey. "Winning this award three times in the last five years, speaks to the tremendous dedication of our employees and the incredible support of our transportation and highway safety partners."

The Nebraska State Patrol also received first place honors in both 2007 and 2009. The agency received a second place award in 2006. The National Law Enforcement Challenge Award is presented through a cooperative agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The National Law Enforcement Challenge recognizes efforts in law enforcement, education and public information in determining the best overall traffic safety programs in the United States. The recognition program focuses on three major traffic safety priorities; occupant protection, impaired driving and speeding.

Founded in 1893, the IACP is the world's oldest and largest association of law enforcement executives with more than 22,000 members in nearly 100 countries.

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