Police Department Receives Top Award

Police Department Earns 1st Place for Traffic Safety Challenge
Posted on 08/14/2019
Commander Greg Czernecki

For the fifth consecutive year, the Arlington Heights Police Department received the first place award for the 2018-2019 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge presented by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) on August 14.  

The Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge is coordinated by the ILACP Traffic Committee and supported by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) grant administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation. The challenge targets major traffic safety priorities including: distracted driving, occupant protection, speeding and impaired driving. Programs receiving the award effectively combine traffic enforcement, public educational activities and innovative problem solving strategies.

“One of our goals at the Arlington Heights Police Department is to reduce the number of traffic related crashes, injuries and deaths in our community. We want to improve the quality of life by employing a comprehensive set of strategies which make our roadways safer for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians,” said Commander Greg Czernecki of the Police Department’s Traffic Bureau. In addition to the top overall award in their category, the Department also received the first place award for ‘Speed Awareness,’ for having the most effective program to combat speeding.  

“Traffic crashes in Arlington Heights have reached an all-time low due to the continued commitment of traffic safety by the men and women of the Arlington Heights Police Department, as well as consistent support of Village officials,” said Chief Nicholas Pecora. “We live in a great community where the responsibility of traffic safety is shared by all, from residents and business owners to officers patrolling the neighborhoods.”