*For the media: Photos from today’s awards ceremony are available from AAA East Central upon request.
AAA East Central continued its tradition this year of honoring local police departments for their outstanding efforts in making their communities safer for all modes of travel. One Kentucky department received a Platinum Award, while six additional departments were honored with Gold and Silver awards.
“We are honored to recognize these local departments for their efforts in the Community Traffic Safety Program,” said Theresa Podguski, Legislative Director of AAA East Central. “Each organization has gone above and beyond their call of duty to make their community a safer place for motorists and residents.”
The Platinum award was given to Kentucky State Police – Post 4 (Elizabethtown), described as “Commendable Leaders” for their safety efforts and enforcement activities geared towards making communities safer.
Gold awards, the second highest recognition to be given, were awarded to police departments in Anchorage and LaGrange.
Silver awards were given to police departments in: Eminence, Louisville Metro, and St. Matthews; and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
AAA East Central conducts a variety of free highway safety programs throughout Kentucky focusing on all age groups. The Club also partners with law enforcement and safety agencies on initiatives to improve the safety of the community and local highways.
AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 80 local offices in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia serving 2.7 million members. News releases are available at news.eastcentral.aaa.com. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
For More Information, Contact:
Lynda Lambert, Safety Advisor & Media Spokesperson
Desk: 502-779-3610 / Cell: 502-565-7410 / Email: Lambert.Lynda@aaaec.com