The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States

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KWPD Traffic Unit Earns 1st Place

The Key West Police Department’s Traffic Unit was recently awarded first place in the statewide Law Enforcement Liaison Traffic Safety Challenge, beating out all other Florida departments of a similar size.

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Traffic Officers Jesse Young and Michael Pettee accepted the award in Orlando, Florida.

The Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Traffic Safety Challenge recognizes the best overall traffic safety programs in Florida. The areas of concentration include efforts to enforce traffic safety laws and educate the public about distracted and impaired driving, motorcycle safety, occupant protection and child passenger safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, speed and aggressive 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 fatalities.