PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville District of the Indiana State Police was recently recognized by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and the Governor's Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving for "Grateful Recognition of Your Efforts to Save Lives on Indiana Roadways-Seatbelt Enforcement for 2011."
The recognition was earned as a result of the Putnamville District leading the state in passenger restraint activity during the blitz periods and leading the state in nearly all traffic safety projects with their participation, meeting project objectives and submitting accurate reports.
All was achieved, in part, through the direction of Putnamville District Assistant Commander First Sergeant Matt Mischler, also the Operation Pull Over Coordinator for the district.
The award was presented to the district at the 17th annual Operation Pull Over awards banquet, which took place in Indianapolis in November. The banquet annually recognizes and awards agencies that participate in federally funded traffic safety initiatives such as Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. The rating period for the award was Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011.
"I could not be more proud of our district troopers and their relentless dedication to traffic safety. This award significantly reflects our commitment as a district to save lives and we are grateful to have received such an accommodation," Putnamville District Commander Lt. Dan Jones said.