University Police recognized for promoting traffic safety


The University Police Department at SUNY Oswego is one of eight winning agencies in this year’s New York Law Enforcement Challenge Program.

The department through its Buckle Up New York and Selective Traffic Enforcement Program was recognized for making great strides in promoting traffic safety in the SUNY Oswego community.

The Challenge Awards Recognition Ceremony took place April 26 at the Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Conference in Syracuse.

The department’s record of traffic safety efforts will now be forwarded to the International Association of Chiefs of Police for judging in the National Law Enforcement Challenge competition in May.

The department received an Intoxemeter portable alcohol breath-testing unit and a Decatur Electronics Data Collection Unit in recognition of its efforts.

Other Challenge winning agencies include the police departments in the Town of Brighton, Syracuse, Fulton, Geneseo and Herkimer as well as the Cornell University Police and New York State Department of Motor Vehicles’ Field Investigations Unit.

Lt. Kevin Velzy of SUNY Oswego’s University Police force has administered this program for the last several years.

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(Posted: Apr 29, 2011)

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