Florida Law Enforcement Liaison News September 2018
2018 Florida Law Enforcement Traffic
Safety Challenge Training and Recogni-
This year’s event was Thursday, July 12 and
Friday July 13, 2018, at Renaissance SeaWorld
The Florida Law Enforcement Traffic Safety
Challenge recognizes the best overall traffic
safety programs in Florida. The areas of con-
centration include efforts to enforce traffic
safety laws and educate the public about dis-
tracted and impaired driving, motorcycle safety,
occupant protection and child passenger safety,
pedestrian and bicycle safety, speed and aggres-
sive driving, and other area issues that impact
the safety of roadway users. This challenge
supports the goal of encouraging increased
statewide enforcement of traffic safety laws to
reduce traffic crashes, serious injuries, and fa-
FLORIDA LAW Officer Jennifer Stephenson
ENFORCEMENT TRAFFIC Traffic Safety Officer of the Year
The Traffic Safety Officer of the Year
Award is for the top traffic safety officer in
Florida. There were over one hundred
nominations for this award! The Law
Enforcement Liaison Program received
nominations from various municipal,
county, and state law enforcement agencies
who were proud to showcase their top
officer in regards to traffic safety. This year's
recipient is Officer Jennifer Stephenson of the
Homestead Police Department.
This year’s guest speaker at the
Challenge was NASCAR Driver
Scott Lagasse Jr.
Key Note Speakers:
Lieutenant Colonel Troy Thompson
Florida Highway Patrol
Sheriff Bob Johnson Chief Larry D. Krantz
Santa Rosa County Casselberry Police Department
Thank you to all of the participating agencies in the 2017—2018
Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Challenge.
We sincerely appreciate your willingness to engage in the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration’s safety campaigns of impaired driving and
safety belt awareness in your jurisdiction. Your efforts in developing and
implementing a comprehensive traffic safety program should make a
significant and positive impact in your community by reducing traffic-
related crashes, injuries and fatalities.
Your efforts have not gone unnoticed.
Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Challenge Winners
1. Coral Gables Police Department
2. Coral Springs Police Department
3. Lawtey Police Department
1. Marianna Police Department
2. Gulf Breeze Police Department
3. Lynn Haven Police Department
1. Opa-Locka Police Department
2. New Port Richey Police Department
3. Orange Park Police Department
1. Plant City Police Department
2. Tarpon Springs Police Department
3. Sweetwater Police Department
1. Palm Beach Gardens Police Department
2. Sunrise Police Department
3. Monroe County Sheriff's Office
1. Leon County Sheriff's Office
2. Miramar Police Department
3. St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
400 and more Officers
1. Tallahassee Police Department
2. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
3. Broward County Sheriff's Office
Florida Highway Patrol
1. FHP Troop F
2. FHP Troop C
3. FHP Troop E
University Police Department
1. Florida International University P.D.
2. Florida State University P.D.
3. University of North Florida P.D.
2018 DRE Officer of the Year Officer
Gary Roy Tallahassee Police
2018 Alert Today Florida’s
Outstanding Agency Margate P.D.
2018 Alert Today Outstanding Indi-
vidual of the Year Chief Kevin Riley
Thank You to Our Traffic
Sound Off Systems
Please Support All our Traffic Safety Partners
The National Law Enforcement Liaison Program (NLELP) was
created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) and the Governors Highway Safety Association
(GHSA), funded by NHTSA under a cooperative agreement.The
purpose of the program is to enhance communications between
LELs, ensure greater coordination of LEL activities nationwide, cre-
ate and support LEL training and guidance workshops to increase
the knowledge and skills of LELs and provide technical assistance.
The NLELP is designed to strengthen the work of a proven net-
work of highway safety professionals with enhanced communica-
tions tools, updated training, sharing of best practices, exchanging
information on new research, policies, and programs, and highlight-
2016 Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Team
Vehicle #2 turns right from a stop to head towards 0 degrees. He then stops for
a hazard in the road. Vehicle #1 doesn’t realize #2 is stopped and vehicle #1
rear-ends vehicle #2. Both vehicles depart towards 0 degrees.
W1 = The weight of Vehicle 1 in pounds
W2 = The weight of Vehicle 2 in pounds
V1 = the speed of Vehicle in MPH
V2 = The speed of Vehicle 2 in mph
V3 = The speed after impact, Vehicle 1
V4 = The speed after impact, Vehicle 2
***** THIS IS A REAR-END COLLISION *****
W1 = 2,800 lbs.
W2 = 3,200 lbs.
V2 = 0 mph.
V3 = 18 mph.
V4 = 35 mph.