Three Edmond police officers have been honored for their work in traffic enforcement.
Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said officers Greg Jaggi, CJ Nelson and JL Collar were honored during the recent Oklahoma Buckledown Awards program.
In 1999, the program grew to cover every law enforcement officer in the state. Each year local, state and federal officials gather to recognize officers, deputies and troopers from throughout the state for their exceptional traffic safety enforcement and prevention efforts.
An ever-growing number of Edmond Police Department officers have been recognized for their efforts.
Police Sgt. Acey Hopper nominated the EPD trio. Hopper said Collar was honored for logging the most DUI arrests, Jaggi for working the most collisions and Nelson had the highest number of traffic contacts. All three officers produced at a high level of professionalism, Hopper said.
“They’re just high quality officers who do a great job for the community and work hard every day they come to work,” Hopper said.
Jaggi and Nelson work with the Edmond Police Department’s civilian motorcycle safety program and the local Alive at 25 program, a survival course developed by the National Safety Council designed to prevent the number killed of teens via automobile accidents. The local program, for persons age 16-24, is a partnership with the Oklahoma Safety Council and the Edmond Municipal Court.
In Edmond, 62 percent of car crashes involved a driver in the 16-24 age group, according to 2007 city statistics.
Collar is a go-getter who cares about the community, Hopper said.
The EPD civilian motorcycle school received a grant for a mobile classroom, allowing the agency to take the course to locations around the state.
In 1993, the Oklahoma Buckle Down Awards program was conceived by Sgt. Mike Garner with the Tulsa Police Department and Richard Coberg with Educational Alternatives in Norman to recognize Tulsa police officers for their outstanding performance in DUI and seatbelt enforcement.
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