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  • Lifetime Achievement in Highway Safety - Law Enforcement


  • Category: Safety 


    Lifetime Achievement in Highway Safety - Law Enforcement

    The Lifetime Achievement in Highway Safety is presented annually to an AAMVA member jurisdiction employee or other individual whose primary function is directly associated with highway and traffic safety efforts and who has had a distinguished career in this arena. The individual can be currently active or retired. One award is presented for achievement in highway safety in Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) and one for achievement in highway safety in Law Enforcement (LE). This award is presented at the Annual International Conference.

    Nominations must be from a chief motor vehicle or chief law enforcement administrator only. In the event that the chief administrator is the nominee, the nomination can be submitted by a deputy administrator. Each jurisdiction agency can submit a nominee for each category (MVA and LE) but can submit only one nominee in each category (MVA and LE).

    For specific questions regarding awards and submissions, please send email to awards@aamva.org. 

    Selection Criteria

    • Extent of lifetime achievements
    • Impact on highway safety

     

    2021 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN HIGHWAY SAFETY - LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD WINNER
         

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    Colonel Langer, Chair for the State and Provincial Police Division for the International Association of Chiefs of Police

    Colonel Langer is currently the Chair for the State and Provincial Police Division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Throughout his career Colonel Langer has always been involved with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Minnesota Towards Zero Deaths (TZD), and with the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), to ensure that our agency works in partnership in sending consistent traffic safety messages and enforcement efforts throughout the state. He has also ensured that partnerships continue with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), and with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and remain strong through the State Patrol's Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. Colonel Langer has been a long time representative on the Minnesota Intelligent Transportation Safety Program Board, and has also developed close working relationships with the University of Minnesota's Roadway Safety Institute. As part of this relationship he has worked with the U of M by providing public data on traffic safety concerns in an effort to determine the human factors driving some of these dangerous trends and what efforts can possibly be put forward to reverse or minimize them. Colonel Langer has always been supportive of the initiatives and guidance provided by AAMVA to the states and has always ensured that a representative from the State Patrol remains active with AAMVA.


    Past Lifetime Achievement in Highway Safety - Law Enforcement Award Winners

    • 2020 - Warren A. Stanley, Commissioner, California Highway Patrol
    • 2019 - Colonel Nathaniel McQueen, Jr., Superintendent, Delaware State Police
    • 2018 - Captain Tom Fields (Retired), Vermont Governor's Highway Safety Program, Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
    • 2017 - Colonel Ronald K. Replogle (Retired), Missouri State Highway Patrol
    • 2016 - Colonel Tracy Trott, Tennessee Highway Patrol
    • 2015 - Lt. Col. Jack Miniard, Kentucky State Police
    • 2014 - Colonel Mike Edmonson, Louisiana State Police 
    • 2013 - Captain Lenny Casper, New York State Police
    • 2012 - John Batiste, Chief  (Individual), Washington State Patrol
    • 2011 - Joe Farrow, Commissioner (Individual), California Highway Patrol
    • 2010 - Major David Salmon, (Retired) (Individual), New York State Police; Massachusetts State Police (Agency)

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