KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Receives Top Honors at Annual THSO Lifesavers Conference

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Receives Top Honors at Annual THSO Lifesavers Conference
DATE: September 17, 2018
Representatives of the Kingsport Police Department recently traveled to Middle Tennessee to attend the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) 31st Annual Lifesavers Conference. At the conference, the winners of the 14th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge were announced. Once again, the Kingsport Police Department was awarded first place in the 101-200 officer department category. K.P.D. has earned the first place trophy 4 of the past 5 years (2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018).

The Law Enforcement Challenge entry consists of a statistical compilation of all aspects of traffic safety education and enforcement conducted by a law enforcement agency over the previous year. It includes all efforts to reduce crashes, discourage impaired and distracted driving, increase seatbelt and child passenger safety seat usage, and encourage safe and responsible driving habits. The entry also documents traffic citations, checkpoints, and strategic traffic enforcement.

The Kingsport Police Department is extremely proud to have received this highly esteemed recognition, which would not have been possible without the ongoing traffic safety focused work on a daily basis by the entire department, but specifically our Traffic Unit, Patrol Division, and Crime Analyst. For making and keeping the safety of the Kingsport motoring public a top priority, their efforts are commended.

For more information on the THSO Law Enforcement Challenge, please visit the following link:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)


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