Parsons Police Awarded for 7th Year
The Parsons Police Department has been awarded the 'AAA' Platinum Award for traffic safety for the 7th year in a row. AAA announced the awards on March 1st that 35 law enforcement agencies comprising of 26 police departments and 9 sheriff's departments were given awards for their efforts in traffic safety.
Parsons had been given this honor for 7 years and continues to be humbled each year. To be ranked among some of the top agencies in the state is a feat in itself. Kansas has 371 law enforcement agencies and Parsons is among the top 35 in traffic safety.
Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said "I am excited to continue this tradition each year. I have to give credit to our Traffic Safety Coordinator Corporal Tyeler Riggs. His continued work has made it possible for our agency to get awarded. He coordinates the Kansas Department of Transportation funded traffic campaigns such as Click It or Ticket, and You Drink, You Drive, You Loose. These campaigns take a significant investment in time management and paperwork each year and Corporal Riggs has been up to the challenge. "
Here Is the list of agencies that were awarded by 'AAA' for 2021:
Andover Police Department Platinum
Arkansas City Police Department Platinum
Basehor Police Department Platinum
Brown County Sheriff's Office Platinum
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Platinum
Cloud County Sheriff's Office Platinum
Coffeyville Police Department Gold
Concordia Police Department Gold
Dodge City Police Department Platinum
El Dorado Police Department Platinum
Fort Scott Police Department Platinum
Gardner Police Department Silver
Hays Police Department Silver
Hiawatha Police Department Gold
Horton Police Department Gold
Johnson County Sheriff's Office Platinum
Leawood Police Department Platinum
Lenexa Police Department Platinum
Linn County Sheriff's Office Gold
Lyon County Sheriff's Office Platinum
McPherson County Sheriff's Office Gold
Mission Police Department Platinum
Olathe Police Department Platinum
Ottawa Police Department Gold
Overland Park Police Department Platinum
Parsons Police Department Platinum
Pittsburg Police Department Platinum
Roeland Park Police Department Platinum
Rose Hill Police Department Platinum
Salina Police Department Platinum
Saline County Sheriff's Office Gold
Shawnee Police Department Platinum
Spring Hill Police Department Platinum
Wellsville Police Department Silver
Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office Platinum
This award is not just about ticket writing, it is about community education, awareness, common sense enforcement and reducing crashes in our community. Our agency has a philosophy of using the lowest level of enforcement to gain the highest level of voluntary compliance.
We have maintained a decreasing trend of crashes over the past seven years, even as our rate of citations has decreased of the same period of time.
This award is a real win for our entire community.
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