2010 Police Awards for Traffic Safety

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 2010 National Police Award for Traffic Safety was awarded to the Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police for their Middlesex Collision Reduction Strategy. The strategy involved a combination of education, enforcement, engineering and environment to reduce fatal motor vehicle collisions.

The recipient of the 2010 Transport Canada Director General’s Road Safety Lifetime Achievement Award is Sergeant Evan Graham of the Ottawa, Ontario RCMP National Traffic Services for his prominent role in many initiatives, improvements and accomplishments in traffic safety.

The awards were presented on Monday, October 25, 2010 at the 2010 CACP Traffic Symposium in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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.