Nassau Sheriff’s Office Recognized By FDOT’s Law Enforcement Liaison Program
Yulee, Fla. – Sheriff Bill Leeper has announced that the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office has been selected by the Florida Department of Transportation’s Law Enforcement Liaison Program as having the top traffic safety program in the state of Florida, for law enforcement agencies having 76 to 150 sworn officers.
The announcement was made at an awards ceremony on Friday, July 17, 2015, in Orlando where NCSO, which has 113 sworn officers, was recognized for their efforts in the field of traffic safety. Florida Law Enforcement agencies were judged by an independent panel of national traffic safety experts on five criteria: policy, training, public information & education, enforcement, and overall effectiveness in the reduction of vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities that occur within their county. The Sheriff’s Office was also recognized for having the 2nd best DUI enforcement program in the state of Florida. This recognition represents a significant accomplishment for the sworn and civilian employees that make up NCSO.
This is the first time NCSO has been recognized as having the top overall traffic safety program in the state. “I am very proud of all the men & women who work hard each day to protect our citizens and make Nassau County as safe as possible to live, work, and raise a family. From the sworn and civilian personnel in the agency, the excellence in the operation is a total team effort,” said Sheriff Leeper.
The Sheriff’s Office was awarded two crystal statues for their efforts, as well as $27,000 worth of traffic safety equipment.