Since 1995, New York State highway safety partners have proudly hosted an annual recognition event to presentawards acknowledging outstanding efforts and achievements in deterring impaired driving. This recognition program is supported by member agencies of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, the NYS STOP-DWI Association & Foundation and the Mothers Against Drunk Driving. These awards are designed to recognize dedicated officers, outstanding police agencies, unique enforcement strategy or an outstanding program that has had success in reducing drunk or impaired driving in your community.
On November 13, 2012 over 100 people gathered to recognize some of New York’s finest. The awards were presented in each of the categories below:
Individual Officer Award: This award recognizes the contribution of an individual law enforcement officer’s. The nomination is to be submitted by the agency command. More than one officer from an agency may be put forward, use one form per nomination. Awards are segmented by department size.
Non-Enforcement Contribution Award: This award recognizes civilian individuals or agencies that have made a significant contribution to reducing the incidence of impaired driving within the New York state. Any STOP-DWI coordinator, police agency, traffic safety professional or MADD chapter may nominate an individual or agency for this category.
Law Enforcement Agency Award: This award highlights an enforcement agency’ efforts in deterring drunk driving. Agency command must endorse the nomination on behalf of the department. Awards segmented by department size.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 STOP-DWI / MADD awards:
Law Enforcement Individuals
Officer John Jordan Avon Police Department
Officer Ryan Hampel Saugerties Police Department
Officer James Pollard Camillus Police Department
Officer Michael Poole Seneca Falls Police Department
Sergeant Shaun Carnevale Broome County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Robert Sullivan Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Michael Wade Livingston County Sheriff’s Office
Officer Timothy Murphy Riverhead Police Department
Officer Joshua Vanskiver Elmira Police Department
Officer Jeremy Nash Utica Police Department
Officer Ralph Southworth Troy Police Department
Deputy Todd Sutherland Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Officer Brian Davis Syracuse Police Department
Officer Michael Lambert Nassau County Police Department
Officer Albert Weech Rochester Police Department
Trooper Mark D. Baney New YorkState Police Troop F
Trooper Gregory C. Lischak, Jr. New York State Police Troop F
Deputy Neil Stuart Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office
Law Enforcement Agencies
New York State Police – Troop C
Ontario County Sheriff’s Office
Non-Law Enforcement Agency
Ontario County District Attorney’s Office
Lifetime Achievement Award
Richard Devlin, Sr.