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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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