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Shawn Steward
Manager, Public and Government Affairs, KS
O: (316) 681-8333
C: (785) 409-0678
ssteward@aaa-alliedgroup.com

WICHITA, Kan. – March 4, 2021 – AAA Kansas announced today that 43 law enforcement agencies – comprising 32 police departments and 11 sheriff’s offices – throughout the state are being honored with AAA Kansas Community Traffic Safety Awards for their 2020 work to keep roadways in their cities and counties safe through a variety of initiatives and programs, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The awards have been presented annually since 2011 by AAA Kansas to community law enforcement agencies for their efforts to successfully and cost-effectively foster and improve local traffic safety. The agencies are scored and recognized for their efforts in multiple categories, including education, emergency medical response, enforcement and traffic engineering collaborations and solutions.

“Our police departments and sheriff’s offices in Kansas do an excellent job of keeping motorists, cyclists and pedestrians safe in their communities,” said Shawn Steward, Public and Government Affairs Manager for AAA Kansas. “We salute these 43 law enforcement partners for their commitment, hard work and, in many cases, creative community engagement, in delivering effective and successful traffic safety programs. Our roadways are safer because of them.”

The winning law enforcement agencies will be recognized by AAA Kansas with award plaques being presented to the police chiefs and sheriffs in their communities in the coming weeks and months. The honored agencies and their award levels are as follows:

Agency

2020 Award Level

Andover Police Department

Platinum

Arkansas City Police Department

Platinum

Barton County Sheriff's Office

Silver

Basehor Police Department

Platinum

Bonner Springs Police Department

Platinum

Brown County Sheriff's Office

Platinum

Caney Police Department

Silver

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Platinum

Cloud County Sheriff's Office

Platinum

Coffeyville Police Department

Gold

Concordia Police Department

Gold

Dodge City Police Department

Platinum

El Dorado Police Department

Platinum

Emporia Police Department

Gold

Fort Scott Police Department

Platinum

Gardner Police Department

Silver

Hays Police Department

Silver

Hiawatha Police Department

Gold

Horton Police Department

Gold

Independence Police Department

Gold

Johnson County Sheriff's Office

Platinum

Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office

Gold

Lenexa Police Department

Platinum

Linn County Sheriff's Office

Gold

Lyon County Sheriff's Office

Platinum

McPherson County Sheriff’s Office

Gold

McPherson Police Department

Silver

Mission Police Department

Platinum

Olathe Police Department

Platinum

Ottawa Police Department

Gold

Overland Park Police Department

Platinum

Parsons Police Department

Platinum

Pittsburg Police Department

Platinum

Roeland Park Police Department

Platinum

Salina Police Department

Platinum

Saline County Sheriff’s Office

Gold

Seneca Police Department

Platinum

Shawnee Police Department

Platinum

Spring Hill Police Department

Platinum

Tonganoxie Police Department

Platinum

Wellsville Police Department

Silver

Westwood Police Department

Platinum

Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office

Platinum


Six Kansas law enforcement agencies have earned a AAA Kansas Community Traffic Safety Award in each of the 10 years the awards have been given: Andover Police Department, Arkansas City Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Olathe Police Department, Pittsburg Police Department and Shawnee Police Department.

 

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