Saving Lives and Recognizing Excellence: The National Law Enforcement Challenge

by Sarah Horn, guest blogger, IACP Program Manager

An estimated 2,239,000 people were injured and 32,885 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2010. While there was a three percent decrease in the number of fatal crashes from 2009, there is still more we can do to reduce the number of fatal and injury crashes taking place on our roadways.

The IACP has developed Traffic Safety Innovations, a compilation of insights from the special category winners from the National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC). The booklet shares the ideas these agencies are employing that have had a positive impact on their community.  Traffic Safety Innovations provides a snapshot of what these agencies are doing in the areas of occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding. Click here to download a copy.

The NLEC is a national traffic safety awards program that recognizes excellent law enforcement traffic safety programs. The program focuses on three major traffic safety priorities: occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding, and provides law enforcement agencies an opportunity to make a difference in the communities they serve and to learn from one another. This year more than 400 agencies participated.

For more information about this program, contact Sarah Horn, program manager at or at 703-836-6767, ext. 215.

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