2009 National Police Award for Traffic Safety and the Road Safety Lifetime Achievement Award

August 10, 2009

The National Police Award for Traffic Safety (NPATS) and the Transport Canada Director General’s Road Safety Lifetime Achievement Award (RSLAA) have been joint initiatives of Transport Canada, the Canada Safety Council, and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) since 1991. The awards were created to recognize outstanding achievements made by Canada’s police community in the promotion of road safety. In doing so, we are raising the profile of traffic policing as a police career.

The 2009 National Police Award for Traffic Safety was awarded to the Développement et mise en oeuvre de l’Énoncé d’orientations en matière de sécurité routière 2006-2010 du Service de la sécurité des réseaux de transport de Sûreté du Québec for their outstanding accomplishments in traffic safety.

The recipient of the 2009 Transport Canada Director General’s Road Safety Lifetime Achievement Award is Sergeant Wayne Blackmore of the Headingly, Manitoba RCMP Traffic Safety “D” Division for his prominent role in many initiatives, improvements and accomplishments in traffic safety.

Detective Sergeant James P. McLane of Toronto Police Services receives a “Honourable Mention” for the Director General’s Road Safety Lifetime Achievement award for his ongoing accomplishments in traffic safety.

The awards were presented on August 9, 2009 at the opening ceremonies of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) in Charlottetown, PEI.

Road Safety Vision 2010 provides a framework for Canada’s Road Safety Partners to reach the common goals of having the safest roads in the world, and also provides an opportunity for co-ordination and focus with other Road Safety stakeholders. The Police Awards are incentives to rally the police community to support the 2010 vision targets.

For more information, please contact:
Raynald Marchand
General Manager – Programs
Canada Safety Council
(613) 739-1535 (ext. 226)
www.safety-council.org