Henry County Police Department Wins MADD Awards
|Pictured from left to right were Barry Martin-MADD Georgia Executive Director, Jan Withers-MADD National President, Officer Kelly Horne, Sgt. Scott Cumbie, Harris Blackwood-Director of GOHS, Officer T.R. Williams, Officer Robert Butera, Officer Wesley McNure.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Georgia (MADD of Georgia) held its 9th Annual Law Enforcement Golden Shield Honor Awards Banquet at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, on March 28, 2013. The Henry County Police Department (HCPD) garnered numerous accolades, among them the Statewide Agency of the Year Award for 2012.
The banquet is held each year as a way of thanking policing agencies for all they do in enforcing state laws pertaining to DUI on Georgia roads. The awards program is funded through a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), and allows MADD to recognize those police officers, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers who have excelled in arresting impaired drivers, supporting victims of DUI and preventing underage drinking.
HCPD has enjoyed a long-time partnership with GOHS in enforcing speeding, safety restraint, and DUI laws on the county’s local, state route, and interstate roadways. Through continued support from GOHS, HCPD Officers heavily promote educational awareness for motorists through safety road checks, operate priority patrols in areas noted for injuries and fatalities, provide school and community support visits, and act as instructors in the agency’s Citizen’s Police Academy.
HCPD’s continued efforts to enforce Georgia laws and keep our roadways safe for citizens, commuters, and visitors has led to recognition by MADD for the last 5 years. In addition to the Statewide Agency of the Year Award for 2012, the following Officers were also recognized for their exceptional achievements in the area of DUI enforcement:
• The Gold Pin for making between 100 and 149 DUI arrests
was awarded to Officer Wesley McNure
• The Silver Pin for making between 50 and 99 DUI arrests
was awarded to Sgt. Scott Cumbie and Officer Kelly Horne
• The Bronze Pin for making between 25-49 DUI arrests
was awarded to Officer Timothy Williams and Officer Marcus Stroud.
For additional information regarding these awards or agency efforts enforcing DUI laws, please contact Lt. Scott Gray at 770-288-8456 or Kimberly Monast, HCPD Research & Development Specialist at (770) 288-8133.
|Sgt. Scott Cumbie, HEAT Unit supervisor, gives acceptance speech for the award.|