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Sheriff's Office Receives Platinum Award in Traffic Safety from AAA


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AAA Kansas Community Traffic Safety Awards

Six Kansas agencies have earned an award in all 11 years available.

WICHITA, Kan. - March 1, 2022 - AAA Kansas announced today that 35 law enforcement agencies - comprising 26 police departments and nine sheriff's offices - are receiving AAA Kansas Community Traffic Safety Awards for their 2021 work to keep roadways in their cities and counties safe through a variety of initiatives and programs.

The awards have been presented annually since 2011 by AAA Kansas to community law enforcement agencies for their efforts to successfully and cost-effectively foster and improve local traffic safety. The agencies are scored and recognized for their efforts in multiple categories, including education, emergency medical response, enforcement, and traffic engineering collaborations and solutions.

"AAA Kansas salutes these 35 dedicated law enforcement partners for their commitment, hard work and, in many cases, creative community engagement, in delivering effective and successful traffic safety programs. Our roadways are safer because of them," said Shawn Steward, Public and Government Affairs Manager for AAA Kansas. "Our police departments and sheriff's offices in Kansas do an excellent job of keeping motorists, cyclists and pedestrians safe in their communities."

The honored law enforcement agencies will be recognized by AAA Kansas with award plaques being presented to the police chiefs and sheriffs in their communities in the coming weeks and months. The recognized agencies and their 2021 award levels are as follows:


2021 Award Level

  • Andover Police Department - Platinum
  • Arkansas City Police Department - Platinum
  • Basehor Police Department - Platinum
  • Brown County Sheriff's Office - Platinum
  • Cherokee County Sheriff's Office - Platinum
  • Cloud County Sheriff's Office - Platinum
  • Coffeyville Police Department - Gold
  • Concordia Police Department - Gold
  • Dodge City Police Department - Platinum
  • El Dorado Police Department - Platinum
  • Fort Scott Police Department - Platinum
  • Gardner Police Department - Silver
  • Hays Police Department - Silver
  • Hiawatha Police Department - Gold
  • Horton Police Department - Gold
  • Johnson County Sheriff's Office - Platinum
  • Leawood Police Department - Platinum
  • Lenexa Police Department - Platinum
  • Linn County Sheriff's Office - Gold
  • Lyon County Sheriff's Office - Platinum
  • McPherson County Sheriff's Office - Gold
  • Mission Police Department - Platinum
  • Olathe Police Department - Platinum
  • Ottawa Police Department - Gold
  • Overland Park Police Department - Platinum
  • Parsons Police Department - Platinum
  • Pittsburg Police Department - Pittsburg
  • Roeland Park Police Department - Platinum
  • Rose Hill Police Department - Platinum
  • Salina Police Department - Platinum
  • Saline County Sheriff's Office - Gold
  • Shawnee Police Department - Platinum
  • Spring Hill Police Department - Platinum
  • Wellsville Police Department - Silver
  • Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office - Platinum

Six Kansas law enforcement agencies have earned a AAA Kansas Community Traffic Safety Award in each of the 11 years the awards have been given: Andover Police Department, Arkansas City Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Olathe Police Department, Pittsburg Police Department and Shawnee Police Department.


About AAA

AAA provides automotive, travel, and insurance services to more than 63 million members nationwide and more than 350,000 members in Kansas. AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years. AAA is a non-stock, membership corporation working on behalf of motorists, who can map a route, access a COVID travel restriction map, find local gas prices and electric vehicle charging stations, discover discounts, book a hotel, and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app ( for iPhone, iPad and Android. For more information on joining or renewing a Membership, visit Follow Us on Twitter: @AAAKansasNews



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