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S. Ga. police departments recognized

October 21, 2005

South Georgia police departments are recognized for outstanding traffic enforcement.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently handed out the Governor's Challenge Awards. The program awards outstanding achievements in highway safety enforcement and education. The Valdosta, Tifton, Adel, and Hahira Police Departments all came in second place in their class size.

The Valdosta P.D. also got the Technology Award and Adel was given the Occupant Protection Award.

"These departments work hard, their intentions are fantastic, they want to reduce accidents and make their communities a safer place and they do that by enforcing traffic laws and arresting drunk drivers," said Capt. Brian Childress of the Valdosta Police Department.

The police departments were judged on their highway safety initiatives, problem solving programs, public information activities, and departmental policies.

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