News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 10:50 a.m.
Promotional video from past "Drive with a Cop" events:
Photos: [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 2018 Drive with a Cop logo ]
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its safe teen driving event, “Drive with a Cop.”
The NACo awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.
NACo recognized “Drive with a Cop” in the category of Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
The innovative "Drive with a Cop" program pairs teen drivers with Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies who are trained driving instructors at a safe teen driving event held at Portland International Raceway in October during National Teen Driver Safety Week.
At “Drive with a Cop,” teen drivers learn about the dangers of driving distracted and impaired and receive training from law enforcement officers on how to stay safe on the road. The event brings together experts in teen driving safety, families who have lost loved ones in teen car crashes, and law enforcement for an impactful day of learning.
"Car crashes are a leading killer of young people nationwide," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. “We are honored to receive the NACO Award for our efforts to reduce teen fatalities on the road.”
NACo President Roy Charles Brooks said, “Counties seize opportunities to deliver services more efficiently and build stronger communities every day. Achievement Award-winning programs are examples for counties that are determined to enhance services for our residents.”
Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.
NACo will recognize award-winning counties at its 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition July 13-16 in Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee.
Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Awards program is designed to recognize county government innovations.
Photos and video from "Drive with a Cop" are linked above.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office