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CHP recognized for outstanding traffic safety program

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The California Highway Patrol, Gold Run Area Office, is among the winners of this year’s California Law Enforcement Challenge. The program recognizes law enforcement agencies throughout the state for their outstanding community traffic safety programs. On Oct. 12, Mona Prieto, CHP assistant commissioner, presented the award to John Arrabit, commander at the Gold Run Area office. The recognition was for demonstrating the most comprehensive and effective traffic safety programs in an overall effort to reduce the mileage death rate, when compared to similar size California Highway Patrol offices. It was accomplished through departmental policy, officer training, public information, recognition, and enforcement related to speed, occupant restraint, and impaired driving in an overall effort to reduce the mileage death rate, when compared to similar size California Highway Patrol offices. For the past nine years, California law enforcement agencies have competed against similar-sized departments to be recognized for the distinction of having the most comprehensive e traffic safety programs in the state. This year, 110 California enforcement local law enforcement submissions combined with 119 CHP area/division submissions, resulted in an overall participation of 229 total submissions. The CLEC promotes advancement in traffic safety, thereby continuing to decrease the umber of people killed per 100 million miles traveled in California. – Staff report