THP earns award
Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011 8:01 pm
Nashville – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has once again been named a top finisher in a prestigious national law enforcement agency competition.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has named the THP the second place winner of the 2011 National Law Enforcement Challenge.
Col. Tracy Trott will officially accept the award on behalf of the department in October at the IACP Annual Conference in Chicago.
The National Law Enforcement Challenge is a competition between law enforcement agencies of similar sizes and types.
The highway patrol competed in the State Police/Highway Patrol category for agencies with 501-1,000 officers.
As part of the challenge, the THP submitted an application documenting its efforts and effectiveness in traffic safety enforcement, including officer training, public information and crrash reduction.
In 2010 and 2009, the THP walked away with a third place finish. It earned first place in 2006.
The IACP is the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization of police executive with more than 20,000 members in over 200 countries.
Overall, more 450 law enforcement agencies competed in the 2011 challenge.
The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services.