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      Neb. State Patrol Receives National Recognition

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      The Nebraska State Patrol hasbeen recognized for the third time by the International Association of Chiefs of Police(IACP) as having the best overall traffic safety program for StatePolice/Highway Patrol agencies its size.

      Nebraska State PatrolSuperintendent Colonel David Sankey accepted the award during the IACP's 119thAnnual Conference held Sept. 29-Oct. 3, in San Diego, Calif.

      "I am extremely pleased toaccept this award on behalf of the hard working men and woman of the NebraskaState Patrol," said Colonel David Sankey. "Winning this award three timesin the last five years, speaks to the tremendous dedication of our employees andthe incredible support of our transportation and highway safety partners."

      The Nebraska State Patrol alsoreceived first place honors in both 2007 and 2009. The agencyreceived a second place award in 2006. The NationalLaw Enforcement Challenge Award is presented through a cooperative agreementwith the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

      The National Law EnforcementChallenge recognizes efforts in law enforcement, education and publicinformation in determining the best overall traffic safety programs in theUnited States. The recognition program focuses on three major traffic safetypriorities; occupant protection, impaired driving and speeding.

      Foundedin 1893, the IACP is the world's oldest and largest association of lawenforcement executives with more than 22,000 members in nearly 100 countries.

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