By Jessie Sawyer and Ted Glanzer
The Farmington Police Department received two awards in the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Police Chief’s Association annual Law Enforcement Challenge program.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association presented 20 awards to state and local law enforcement agencies on Oct. 31 for participating in the “Law Enforcement Challenge,” a program that recognizes high standards of achievement in the field of traffic safety, according to a press release.
The Farmington Police Department got the best overall score for the 2012 Connecticut Law Enforcement Challenge and first place in the municipal category for combined efforts in traffic enforcement, training and public awareness.
"The officers at Farmington PD consistently exceed our expectations and we are lucky to have such a dedicated group of police professionals working to keep Farmington a safer place to live, work and visit," Lt. Colin Ryan, Farmington's public information officer, wrote in an email to Patch.
The Farmington Police Department provided the following traffic enforcement statistics from 2012 that were part of the Law Enforcement Challenge:
- Total number of vehicle stops: 7,042
- Total number of traffic tickets: 4,009
- Total number of tickets for speeding or traveling too fast: 1,174 infractions
- Total number of DUI arrests: 242
- Total number of seat belt tickets: 288