California Police Chief- Fall 2013 - Page 32

CALIFORNIA LAW ENFORCEMENT CHALLENGE Novato Police Department being presented awards at their City Council Meeting. From left to right: Chief Paul Fontana, Officer Alan Bates, Officer Andrew Barrington, Chief James Berg, Assistant Commissioner Avery Browne, Sergeant Eric Riddell. What Is The California Law Enforcement Challenge? The California Law Enforcement Challenge (CLEC) is a friendly competition between similar size and type of law enforcement agencies regarding traffic safety programs in California. This Challenge helps agencies engage with their communities by introducing programs which focus primarily on an agency’s traffic safety efforts in the areas of occupant protection, impaired driving, speed awareness, as well as a traffic safety issue unique to the submitting agency’s jurisdiction. “Participating in the CLEC not only allows us to highlight what we have accomplished in the areas of traffic safety in a given year, it encourages and challenges our officers to continuously improve our enforcement, education, and engineering solutions.” Chief Christopher W. Boyd Citrus Heights Police Department “Law Enforcement serves many roles in today’s society and I am a firm believer that traffic safety is one of our core functions. The CLEC program is an instrumental tool that allows police agencies, through a spirit of competition, to develop best practices in the education and enforcement of our traffic laws.” Chief James Berg Novato Police Department Previous Commissioner’s Award Winners • Novato Police Department • Fresno Police Department • Livermore Police Department • Napa Police Department • San Francisco Police Department • California State University Police Cal Poly