Local departments recognized


AAA East Central continued its tradition this year of honoring local police departments for their outstanding efforts in making their communities safer for all modes of travel. 17 Chillicothe area departments received Platinum Awards, while 18 additional departments were honored with Gold, Silver, or Bronze awards.

“We are honored to recognize these local departments for their efforts in the Community Traffic Safety Program,” said JJ Miller, AAA East Central Safety Advisor. “Each organization has gone above and beyond their call of duty to make their community a safer place for motorists and residents.” The Platinum awards were given to “Commendable Leaders” for their safety efforts and enforcement activities geared towards making communities safer.

The recipients of the pawards were police departments in: Belpre, Chillicothe, Hillsboro, Jackson, Piketon, Portsmouth, Waverly, and Wellston. Sherriff’s Departments in the following counties were awarded with Platinum awards: Gallia, Jackson, and Morgan; and Ohio Highway Patrol Posts in Chillicothe, Circleville, Gallipolis, Ironton, Jackson, and Portsmouth.

Gold awards, the second highest recognition to be given, were awarded to police departments in: Greenfield, Oak Hill, Peebles, and Seaman; and Sheriff’s Departments in Pike County, and Ross County.

Silver awards were given to police departments in: Gallipolis, Ironton, Leesburg, and New Boston. Sherriff’s Departments in the following counties were given silver awards: Adams, Fayette, Lawrence, and Nobel. Bronze awards were given to police departments in: Coal Grove, McArthur, Proctorville, and Rio Grande.

AAA East Central conducts a variety of free highway safety programs throughout Ohio focusing on all age groups. The Club also partners with law enforcement and safety agencies on initiatives to improve the safety of the community and local highways.