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Fayette County Sheriff's Office Wins Patrol Vehicle

 


Pictured (L-R) Mayor Rhea Taylor, District Attorney General Mike Dunavant, Sheriff Bobby Riles, GHSO Director Kendell Poole

 

Director Kendell Poole from the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office presented the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office with a brand new fully equipped 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Patrol Vehicle Friday October 5, 2012.  The Sheriff’s Office won the vehicle during the 2012 Law Enforcement Challenge hosted at the Tennessee Lifesaver’s Conference. The Law Enforcement Challenge Program is an incentive/award program designed to award law enforcement agencies for outstanding achievements regarding highway safety enforcement and education programs throughout the state. The program is designed after the International Association of Chief's of Police (IACP) "Chief's Challenge" and incorporates many of the same elements such as application submission and scoring. The Tennessee Lifesavers Conference is designed for law enforcement, prosecutors, judicial personnel, educators, highway safety advocates and any member of the general public interested in learning more about highway safety issues. The conference goal is to develop strategies, build alliances, and communicate agendas towards reducing the number of fatalities and injuries on Tennessee’s roadways.  Members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office recently attended the Tennessee Lifesaver’s Conference and were selected as one of ten departments to draw a key to attempt to start the Challenge Vehicle Fayette County’s key started the vehicle.

 

Since its partnership with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office in 2006 Fayette County has managed to go from the 9th highest county in Tennessee for DUI related fatalities to number 60. Its overall alcohol impaired crash ranking has dropped to 91 of the 95 Tennessee counties.

 



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