The Department of Public Safety recently won a prestigious Maryland Law Enforcement Challenge Award.
The Maryland Law Enforcement Challenge promotes competition among Maryland police agencies, while recognizing and honoring those that excel in traffic safety enforcement. The challenge is co-sponsored by the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, the Maryland Sheriff’s Association and the Maryland Highway Safety Office.
UMDPS submitted an application, documenting the agency’s efforts and effectiveness to enforce laws and educate the public about occupant protection, impaired driving prevention, and speeding enforcement. UMDPS was recognized as a safety program that combines officer training, public information and enforcement to reduce crashes and injuries within its jurisdiction.
UMDPS monitored roads on the University of Maryland’s campus, as well as U.S. Route 1 and MD-193/University Boulevard.
"These two roadways are occupied by students, the campus community, and the community at-large," according to a press statement from the UMDPS Department.
The Maryland Law Enforcement Challenge is a competition between similar-sized and types of law enforcement agencies. UMDPS competed against other Maryland State universities, including Towson University Police Department, which was the runner-up.
This information was gathered from a UMDPS press statement.