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Second Straight Year, OSP Springfield Area Command Office Recieves "DUII Agency-of-the-Year Award" for OSP
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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During the 2012 annual DUII Multi-Disciplinary Impaired Driving Training Conference held April 20 and 21 in Canyonville, the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force presented their annual awards of excellence to various organizations, groups, and individuals who made a significant contribution to deterring impaired driving in Oregon during 2011.
A municipal, county and state police agency were selected from nominations for law enforcement agencies that have shown notable improvements in impaired driving enforcement taking a proactive, leadership role in their communities. The Oregon State Police Office or Work Site selected must have also provided a willingness to aggressively train and encourage their officers to enforce DUII and drug-impaired driving laws taken a proactive approach to deter DUII.
For the second straight year, the Oregon State Police (OSP) Springfield Area Command office was selected to receive the "DUII Agency of the Year Award for the Oregon State Police". Over the past 3 years, this OSP office has been the Department's leader in the number of arrested impaired drivers. In 2011 the Springfield Area Command office arrested 663 DUII drivers, an increase of 106 arrests over the previous year.
Under the direction of Lieutenant Rob Edwards, this OSP office's success is tied to a team approach in which troopers share their knowledge and experience, and participate with supervisors during special emphasis patrols to detect and apprehend impaired drivers. One of the office's two Drug Recognition Evaluators is an active member of a victim impact panel, sharing experiences and knowledge on the negative effects and tragic results impaired driving has on our roads.