Culpeper Town Police bring home two awards

Traveling to Roanoke Tuesday, members of the Culpeper Town Police Department were honored at an awards luncheon. Pictured (l-r) MPO Tim Sisk, Chief Chris Jenkins, and Lt. Jeff Dodson. Photo courtesy of the CPD
Traveling to Roanoke Tuesday, members of the Culpeper Town Police Department were honored at an awards luncheon. Pictured (l-r) MPO Tim Sisk, Chief Chris Jenkins, and Lt. Jeff Dodson.
Photo courtesy of the CPD

The Culpeper Town Police Department has another reason to be proud. On Tuesday there was an awards luncheon held at Hotel Roanoke by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP). They gathered to announce the recipients of the 2016 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge Awards for the best traffic safety programs in Virginia for 2015.

Virginia agencies throughout the state were presented with first, second and third place awards.

In their municipality (number of officers) Culpeper took home a second place. Herndon Police Department took first and Colonial Heights Police Department third.

The Virginia Challenge is held in cooperation with the National Law Enforcement Challenge Awards, which are presented by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). This year, 30 Virginia agencies entered the challenge, of which 11 were selected to receive national awards. This is the most of any state in the nation. The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police was also selected for recognition in the National Challenge for its commitment to highway safety and will receive the State Association/Governors Highway Safety Office Award. Those awards will be presented on Oct. 18 at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

In addition to their second place award, the Culpeper Police Department distinguished themselves by receiving one of eight special awards for outstanding enforcement and education efforts. Categories were in the areas of occupant protection, impaired driving, speed awareness, commercial motor vehicle safety, distracted driving, technology, bicycle/pedestrian safety, and motorcycle safety.

Culpeper was awarded the Technology Award.

Hed: Sheriff’s office offering throws, monies support charitable fund

The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office has a unique thin blue line flag 48” x70” custom cotton throw. All purchases are tax exempt. It’s an opportunity to show your support for the Sheriff’s Office and at the same time contribute to the Sheriff’s Charitable Fund, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides Christmas gifts to Culpeper’s most needy children and seniors, as well as Educational Scholarships to graduating seniors from Culpeper and Eastern View High School who are pursuing a degree in Law Enforcement. Cost is $45. All orders must be made by Sunday, Sept. 25. Order online at www.culpepersheriffsoffice.com