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Missouri State Highway Patrol Recognized for Best Overall Traffic Safety Program

Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to inform the public that the Patrol was recognized at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 117th Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. The International Association of Chiefs of Police, through a cooperative agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, recognizes law enforcement agencies nationwide as National Law Enforcement Challenge award recipients.

The award was presented at the Highway Safety Awards breakfast as a first place winner in the “1,001 - 2,500 State Police & Highway Patrols” category for the National Law Enforcement Challenge. The award recognizes law enforcement agencies nationwide with the best overall traffic safety programs.

"Ensuring the safety of the motoring public is a top priority for the Patrol," said Col. Ron Replogle. "The IACP National Law Enforcement Challenge Award recognizes our officers’ day-to-day efforts to make our roadways and neighborhoods safe for everyone.”

"Once again, this is well-deserved national recognition for the outstanding work of the Missouri State Highway Patrol," said Missouri Department of Public Safety Director John M. Britt. "I salute Col. Replogle and the men and women of the Patrol for continuing to lead the way in making Missouri's roads safer for all motorists, and for setting a tremendous example for state police and highway patrol agencies across the country."

The National Law Enforcement Challenge is a recognition program where agencies of a similar size and type are evaluated on their overall traffic safety program. The program focuses on three major traffic safety priorities: occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding. Agencies are asked to provide information on their efforts and effectiveness in areas of traffic policies, officer training, public information and education, and enforcement to reduce traffic crashes and related injuries.

Founded in 1893, the International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest association of law enforcement executives with more than 22,000 members in nearly 100 countries.

IACP Award
Pictured above l to r: Captain Greg Smith, Assistant Commander Field Operations Bureau - Colonel Ron Replogle, Superintendent - Major Bret Johnson, Commander of the Field Operations Bureau

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