The Moreno Valley Police Department continues to receive awards and grants for its programs.
The Moreno Valley Police Traffic Team has received state and national recognition for its traffic programs.
California Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Awarded to the Moreno Valley Police Department
The California Law Enforcement Challenge is a competition between similar sizes and types of law enforcement agencies. It recognizes and rewards the best overall traffic safety programs in California. The areas of concentration include efforts to enforce laws and educate the public about occupant protection, impaired driving and speeding. Agencies submit an application which documents their efforts and effectiveness in these areas. The winning safety programs are those that combine officer training, public information and enforcement to reduce crashes and injuries within its jurisdiction.
This competition is a friendly way to encourage law enforcement agencies to increase their attention to traffic safety. It provides opportunities for public recognition of exemplary programs (e.g., Nifty Fifty), incentive for continuing traffic safety activities and documentation of agency effectiveness that can be used in future grant proposals. This documentation can help provide accountability and demonstrate the value of a strong traffic program.
The Moreno Valley Police Traffic Team has submitted an application for the California Law Enforcement Challenge annually since 2003. We received 1st place within our category of sworn officers in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2006, and 2008, we were awarded 2nd place within our category.
The California Law Enforcement Challenge application may also be judged for a Special Award consideration. Some examples of Special Award categories are Occupant Protection, Impaired Driving, Speed Awareness, Child Passenger Safety and Underage Alcohol Prevention. The Moreno Valley Police Department has applied for the Occupant Protection Special Award and we were selected in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. The Occupant Protection Special Award is based on an agency's notable efforts to promote and enforce occupant protection laws. In 2010 and 2011, the Moreno Valley Police Department applied and was selected for the Speed Awareness Special Award. The Speed Awareness Special Award is based on an agency's notable efforts to address the problem of speeding. In 2012, the Moreno Valley Police Department applied and was selected for the Bicycle/ Pedestrian Safety Special Award. This award recognizes notable and innovative efforts in addressing the problem of bicycle and/or pedestrian safety.
National Law Enforcement Challenge Program
The National Law Enforcement Challenge program, the model for the California Law Enforcement Challenge, is financed through a grant awarded to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). IACP and NHTSA believe an increase in traffic law enforcement in a community results in a decrease in motor vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities and they have the studies to prove it! In fact, no other single program or strategy works as well as traffic law enforcement in making the roads safer.
The Moreno Valley Police Department received an Honorable Mention in the National Law Enforcement Challenge in 2003, 3rd place in 2004, 2nd place in 2011 and 1st place in 2005, 2006 and 2010.
The mission of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. Moreno Valley Police Traffic Officers have received recognition from MADD the past several years due to our efforts in combating drunk drivers through DUI Sobriety Checkpoints, DUI Warrant Sweeps and DUI Saturation Patrols.
Pedestrian Safety Grant
The Moreno Valley Police Department Traffic Unit received a Pedestrian Safety grant titled "It's Up to All of Us" in May 2012 for the amount of $3,000. This grant is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through a collaborative project with the Pedestrian Safety Program of the California Department of Public Health. "It's Up to All of Us" is a creative new public education campaign that seeks to reduce pedestrian injury and death. See the posters below...