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Two SEK agencies recognized for continual traffic safety work

WICHITA, Kans. — Two southeast Kansas law enforcement agencies are receiving state-wide recognition for their work in traffic safety initiatives and more.

The awards come from AAA Kansas which has issued them annually since 2011. According to AAA Kansas, these awards are presented to law enforcement agencies “for their efforts to successfully and cost-effectively foster and improve local traffic safety.” Agencies are scored in categories such as “education, emergency medical response, enforcement, and traffic engineering collaborations and solutions.”

Six of the agencies selected have earned the AAA Kansas Community Traffic Safety Award every year since 2011; two of these are the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Pittsburg Police Department. While not a part of this group, the Parsons Police Department did however earn a platinum award for their work as well.

Police chiefs and sheriffs will receive plaques for their department’s accomplishments in the coming weeks. Those being recognized by AAA Kansas for 2021 awards are:

  • Andover Police Department – Platinum
  • Arkansas City Police Department – Platinum
  • Basehor Police Department – Platinum
  • Brown County Sheriff’s Office – Platinum
  • 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
  • Fort Scott Police Department – Platinum
  • Gardner Police Department – Silver
  • Hays Police Department – Silver
  • Hiawatha Police Department – Gold
  • Horton Police Department – Gold
  • Johnson County Sheriff’s Office – Platinum
  • Leawood Police Department – Platinum
  • Lenexa Police Department – Platinum
  • Linn County Sheriff’s Office – Gold
  • Lyon County Sheriff’s Office – Platinum
  • McPherson County Sheriff’s Office – Gold
  • Mission Police Department – Platinum
  • Olathe Police Department – Platinum
  • Ottawa Police Department – Gold
  • Overland Park Police Department – Platinum
  • Parsons Police Department – Platinum
  • Pittsburg Police Department
  • Roeland Park Police Department – Platinum
  • Rose Hill Police Department – Platinum
  • Salina Police Department – Platinum
  • Saline County Sheriff’s Office – Gold
  • Shawnee Police Department – Platinum
  • Spring Hill Police Department – Platinum
  • Wellsville Police Department – Silver
  • Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office – Platinum

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