PursuitSAFETY's Safer Way Award® recognizes law enforcement officers and department leaders from the United States and Canada who reduce reliance on vehicular police pursuits by finding safer ways to apprehend suspects.
PursuitSAFETY thanks XHAUSTR Industries for its support of the award. They presented an XHAUSTR Kit to the Safer Way Award winners, beginning in 2016.Questions? Contact the program's administrator, Rich Schardan (Ret. Maryville, IL, Police Chief). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer's Idea Becomes Reality
Volunteer Michelle Toon Kamel submitted the idea and a proposal for the Safer Way Award to PursuitSAFETY. The PursuitSAFETY Advisory Board immediately supported Michelle's idea. Everyone understood why this award was needed: to save the lives of innocent bystanders and police officers.
Michelle became involved with PursuitSAFETY after the death of her uncle, Johnny Kallmeyer, an innocent bystander, killed as a result of a police pursuit in Ohio, September 2, 2007.
|Award Recipients by Year|
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For five years PursuitSAFETY has given its annual Safer Way Award to caring, responsible law enforcement officers. We are grateful to these officers, who work very hard to make our roads safer for all of us. Scroll down this column to see who they are and what they did.
2015 Safer Way Award® Winners
2014 Safer Way Award® Winners
2013 Safer Way Award® Winner
2012 Safer Way Award® Winner
2011 Safer Way Award® Winners