The Ashland Police Department is the proud recipient of national and state awards recognizing the Department’s efforts in increasing traffic safety.
The Department placed 3rd for the entire nation in the International Association of Chiefs of Police National Challenge for departments in our size category. Additionally, the department placed 1st in our size category in the state-wide Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge awarded by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police.
The Virginia Challenge is held in cooperation with the National Law Enforcement Challenge Awards. This year, thirty-five Virginia agencies entered the competition, of which eight were selected to receive national awards.
The Law Enforcement Challenge program promotes professionalism in traffic safety enforcement and encourages agencies to share best practices and programs with each other. The awards are based on entries prepared by the participating agencies that highlight their traffic safety education and enforcement activities in the past calendar year.
Ashland Police Chief Doug Goodman said, “Although being recognized by our peers for our traffic safety efforts is exciting, the real prize is the reduction in accidents and improvements in overall traffic safety for our town.”
The Ashland Police Department takes a proactive approach to traffic safety in an effort to reduce accidents, increase motorist safety and provide a deterrent to criminal behavior in our community.