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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today praised this year's recipients of the “BeSafe” Awards at the Safe Communities sixth annual awards luncheon at Maple Bluff Country Club. According to Safe Communities, which hosts the luncheon, the “BeSafe” awards recognize excellence in four distinctions: collaboration, leadership, advocacy and innovation.
This afternoon, Attorney General Van Hollen presented the “Collaboration Award” to the Madison Police Department's “T.E.S.T.,” or Traffic Enforcement Safety Team, which works to improve public safety through education and enforcement of local traffic laws.
“I applaud the efforts of the ‘T.E.S.T.' team in making Madison a safer community,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “Enforcement and prosecution are essential to preventing traffic fatalities and to deterring people from engaging in risky roadway behavior.”
Since it began in 1999, Safe Communities, through its roughly 350 member organizations and agencies, coordinates county-wide campaigns and projects with various private and public partners to promote public safety objectives. To learn more about Safe Communities, visit the following link: http://www.safercommunity.net/