Georgia Governor's Challenge

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The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety hosts the annual Governor’s Challenge Awards banquet to recognize law enforcement agencies of all sizes across the state in seven different categories based on department size as well as several other specialty categories.

The awards program was designed to award outstanding achievements in highway safety enforcement and education. They recognize agencies for the approach and effectiveness of their overall highway safety programs. Agencies are evaluated not just for enforcement initiatives, but for innovative problem-solving in their communities, using public information activities and creating departmental policies that support their traffic enforcement campaign efforts.

Click here to view the list of 2013-2014 winners.

This year, we have partnered with the International Chiefs of Police (IACP) and their National Law Enforcement Challenge. One application will enter your agency into both the National Law Enforcement Challenge and the Georgia Governor’s Challenge. Two chances to win for a single application!

Winners of the NLEC will be recognized at the IACP Conference in Chicago October 24-27th. Winners of the Governor’s Challenge will be recognized at the Governor’s Challenge Banquet in Macon on September 30th.

2015 NEW APPLICATION PROCESS
This year's application process has been revised. Please read all information below for details.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015

What are you waiting for? Get started today and showcase all of the hard work your agency has done the past year!

How to Apply:
The first step is to download and read the How-To-Guide. This guide is designed to assist you in assembling an application for the Challenge. These simple recommendations will make it easier for evaluators to locate the necessary information, thus giving your application an edge that could make a winning difference. The guide is your friend!

In order to apply, agencies will need to download the Governor’s Challenge Content & Materials Document, which will require you to answer submission disclosure questions and fill out narrative text boxes.

Attachments:
Agencies should have two attachments for each section in a PDF, Word or PowerPoint format that contains your supplemental information. The first document should supplement the information from the narrative boxes/text boxes and include documentation/information to demonstrate the agency's activities and accomplishments. Agencies should make sure that the attachments contain the qualifying and quantifying information needed to answer the questions in the subsections (Problem Identification, Policy, Planning, Training, Public Information & Education, Enforcement, and Outcomes).

The second document must contain only the policy related to that section.

Additional attachments can be emailed for any special award considerations your agency would like to be considered for. Agencies who are applying for a special award consideration should have one attachment for each special award they would like to be considered for (no more than 10 pages). No attachment is needed for the special award categories of Occupant Protection, Impaired Driving, or Speed Awareness. If your State/Local Issue is an application for a Special Award, please check the box on the Content & Materials PDF.

Each attachment should be no more than 10 pages and no larger than 10MB.

Submission:
Agencies will email the Content & Materials PDF and all application attachments to NLEC@theiacp.org AND challenge@gohs.ga.gov . Please make sure the subject line indicates your agency name and NLEC submission.

You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been received.

Resources:
How To Guide
10 Tips to Jumpstart your Application

Attachment Template
Model Application template
Marketing Flyer

Model Applications:
Peachtree City Police Department
Henrico County Police Department

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Roger Hayes
Governor's Office of Highway Safety
7 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW
Suite 643
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
404-656-6996
rhayes@gohs.ga.gov