Illinois State Police Troop 15 Takes First Place in Traffic Safety Challenge
The Illinois Tollway congratulates Illinois State Police Troop 15 for bringing home top honors in the annual Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge.
Troop 15, the troop that patrols the Illinois Tollway system, was awarded first place in the 2022/2023 challenge.
It was recognized for its approach and effectiveness in carrying out its highway safety programs, which are based on policies and procedures related to the vigorous enforcement of speed, occupant restraint, impaired driving and distracted driving laws.
“Congratulations to Illinois State Police Troop 15 on this well-deserved recognition,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Cassaundra Rouse. “Troop 15 plays a vital role in keeping our customer safe through its tireless commitment to the enforcement of traffic safety laws.”
Hosted by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, the annual Traffic Safety Challenge is a friendly competition among Illinois law enforcement agencies. The challenge highlights work police are doing in local communities to identify traffic issues and implement strategies to reduce crashes and related deaths and injuries.
Agencies are evaluated based on their enforcement initiatives, innovative problem-solving, public information activities and policies that support their traffic enforcement campaigns.
“The Traffic Safety Challenge highlights the combined contributions of Troop 15 and the Illinois Tollway and our shared dedication to traffic safety and enforcement,” said Troop 15 Captain Linda Mandat. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our troopers in carrying out our mission to ensure the safety of motorists on the Tollway system.”