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Local Police Department Receives Award From AAA

AAA East Central honored local police departments recently for their outstanding efforts to increase road safety for all motorists. Thirty-one West Virginia departments received Platinum Awards, while an additional 16 departments were honored with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Gassaway Police Department received a Silver Award.
“We are honored to recognize these local departments for their efforts in the Community Traffic Safety Program,” said Theresa Podguski, director of legislative affairs for AAA East Central. “Each organization has gone above and beyond their call of duty to make their community a safer place for motorists and residents.”
The Platinum awards were given to “Commendable Leaders” for their safety efforts and enforcement activities geared towards making communities safer. The recipients of the prestigious awards were police departments in: Barrackville, Belington, Bridgeport, Buckhannon, Clarksburg, Elkins, Grafton, Granville, Kingwood, Monongah, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Salem, Shinnston, St. Mary’s, Star City, Vienna, and Westover; Sherrif’s Departments in the following counties were given Platinum awards: Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor and Upshur; and West Virginia State Police Troops in Bridgeport, Buckhannon, Elkins, Fairmont, Morgantown and Parkersburg.
Gold awards, the second highest recognition to be given, were awarded to the Grantsville, Lumberport, Philippi, Sistersville, West Virginia State Police West Union Troop, West Virginia University and Weston; and sheriff’s departments in Barbour, and Tucker Counties.
In addition to Gassaway PD, Silver awards were given to Anmoore Police, Parsons Police Pendelton County Sheriff’s Department A bronze award was given to the Masonwood, Paden City and Williamson Police Departments.
AAA East Central conducts a variety of free highway safety programs throughout West Virginia focusing on all age groups. The Club also partners with law enforcement and safety agencies on initiatives to improve the safety of the community and local highways.
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