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2014-2015 Governor's Challenge Winners

The awards program recognizes and rewards outstanding achievements in highway safety enforcement and education. Agencies are recognized for the approach and effectiveness of their overall highway safety programs. Agencies are evaluated not just for enforcement initiatives, but for innovative problem-solving in their communities, using public information activities and creating departmental policies that support their traffic enforcement campaign efforts. Here are the winners for 2014-2015.

Category 1 (1-10 Officers)     Georgia State Patrol Troops  
Pearson Police Department First Place   Troop G First Place
Reynolds Police Department Second Place   Troop B Second Place
Butler Police Department Third Place   Troop F Third Place
Category 2 (11-25 Officers)     MCCD/DPS Commercial Motor Vehicle  
Byron Police Department First Place   Region 8 First Place
Cornelia Police Department Second Place   Region 1 Second Place
Lavonia Police Department Third Place   Region 9 Third Place
Category 3 (26-50 Officers)        
Milledgeville Police Department First Place      
Habersham County Sheriff’s Office Second Place   Special Category Awards  
Snellville Police Department Third Place   Byron Police Department Impaired Driving
      Peachtree City Police Department Speed Award
Category 4 (51-100 Officers)     Peachtree City Police Department Occupant Protection
Peachtree City Police Department First Place   Dalton Police Department Child Passenger Safety
Dalton Police Department Second Place   Cobb County Police Department Motorcycle Safety
Rome City Police Department Third Place   Pearson Police Department Rookie of the Year
      Columbus Police Department Bike/Pedestrian Safety
Category 5 (101-250 Officers)     Fitzgerald Police Department Technology Award
Barrow County Sheriff’s Office First Place   Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network Traffic Enforcement Network
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Second Place   Peachtree City Police Department  (176.3 points) Governor’s Cup
Henry County  Police Department Third Place      
Category 6 (251-500 Officers)     First Place 4000 GOHS Bucks
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office First Place   Second Place 3000 GOHS Bucks
Columbus Police Department Second Place   Third Place 2000 GOHS Bucks
Hall County Sheriff’s Office Third Place      
      Special Categories  
Category 7 (501+ Officers)     Rookie of the Year Stalker XLR Lidar
Cobb County Police Department First Place   Governor’s Cup 4000 GOHS Bucks
Dekalb County Police Department Second Place   All other special categories 2000 GOHS Bucks
Category 8 (Campus and University Police)        
University of Georgia Police Department First Place      
Georgia Southern University Public Safety Second Place      
Georgia College & State University Police Third Place      


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The Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosts the annual Governor's Challenge Awards banquet to recognize law enforcement agencies of all sizes across the state in seven different categories based on department size as well as several other specialty categories.