2011 National Police Award for Traffic Safety and the Road Safety Lifetime Achievement Award

May 04, 2011

The National Police Award for Traffic Safety and the Transport Canada Director General’s Road Safety Lifetime Achievement Award 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 2011 National Police Award for Traffic Safety was awarded to the RCMP “E” Division Traffic Services from Langley, British Columbia, for their submission of the Immediate Roadside Prohibition Program. Their strategy involved a combination of training, coordination, and enforcement to reduce impaired driving fatalities.

The recipient of the 2011 Transport Canada Director General’s Road Safety Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Staff Sergeant Rob Ruiters of the Regina, Saskatchewan RCMP National Coordinator Pipeline/Convoy Program. This award recognizes his significant lifetime commitment and contributions toward promoting traffic safety on Canada’s roadways.

The awards were presented at Canada’s National Pipeline/Convoy Conference in Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. – 30 –

For more information, please contact:

Raynald Marchand
General Manager – Programs
(613) 739-1535 (ext. 226)

Valerie Powell
Media/Communications Coordinator
(613) 739-1535 (ext. 228)