PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (June 24, 2011)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office was honored last month as the top agency in its category at the annual Maryland Law Enforcement Challenge recognition ceremony in Baltimore. The 2010 campaign featured an emphasis on seat belt, DUI, and aggressive driving enforcement and education activities.
"Traffic safety is one of our top priorities," said Sheriff Mike Evans in a press release. "Earning this award, especially in light of the increased demands of the program, is truly special and it is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office."
Co-sponsored by the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, the Maryland Sheriff's Association, and the Maryland Highway Safety Office, the Maryland Law Enforcement Challenge is designed to promote competition among Maryland police agencies, while recognizing and honoring those that excel in traffic safety enforcement.
"More than 500 people are killed every year on Maryland's roadways," said Maryland Chiefs of Police Association president Chief Bernie Gerst. "I want to congratulate the officers of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office for their commitment to the Maryland Law Enforcement Challenge and the service to their community."
"Lives are at stake and our message is simple: buckle up, slow down and always drive sober," said Evans. "We will continue to educate people in Calvert County, but when that outreach fails, we are dedicated to enforcing Maryland's traffic safety laws."