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LCSO takes first in DUI enforcement

August 5, 2011
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

The Lee County Sheriff's Office topped a group of Florida's largest law enforcement agencies to take first place in the category of DUI Sustained Enforcement. The announcement was made at a statewide competition in Orlando on July 22.

The annual competition is held by the Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program, a grant funded program sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office competed against agencies in Florida with 500 or more sworn law enforcement officers. The Florida DUI Sustained Enforcement Initiative rewards law enforcement agencies that dedicate a significant level of resources to combat impaired driving. The goal of this program is to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes, fatalities and injuries that occur in Florida by conducting high visibility DUI enforcement operations as increasing public awareness.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office also earned two third place awards in the categories of Florida Law Enforcement Challenge and Click It or Ticket Challenge.

When it comes to combating drinking and driving, the Lee County Sheriff's Office is among Florida's elite. So says the Florida Law Enforcement Liaison, a grant funded program sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each year LEL conducts the Florida Law Enforcement Challenge and rewards the best overall traffic safety programs in the state.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has been notified that this year it placed in the top three among the state's largest law enforcement agencies in the category DUI Challenge. LCSO was lauded for its efforts in reducing alcohol-related crashes and educating the public about the dangers of drinking and driving. he Florida Public Safety Institute noted that the Lee County Sheriff's Office "made a significant and positive impact in reducing traffic related crashes, injuries and fatalities."

Sheriff Mike Scott believes the statewide recognition underscores his agency's mission.

"We are proud of our traffic and patrol deputies and remain committed to aggressive and sustained traffic enforcement and education," he said.

 
 

 

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