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2023 Governor’s Challenge

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The Governor’s Challenge Awards will take place November 17, 2023 in Macon.

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is celebrating the 23rd anniversary of the Governor’s Challenge Awards in 2023.  The Governor’s Challenge Awards is the state’s premier law enforcement awards ceremony recognizing state, local, campus and military law enforcement units for the outstanding work they do in promoting highway safety through education and enforcement.

Governor’s Challenge is designed to highlight outstanding achievements in highway safety enforcement and education. It recognizes 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.

The Georgia Governor’s Challenge is aligned with the national traffic safety priorities of impaired driving, occupant protection, and speed. Agencies are also encouraged to include information about any local issue you are addressing, such as distracted driving, pedestrian crashes, young drivers, etc.

The GOHS Law Enforcement Services team is ready to assist any agency with any questions about their application and they have also written a How-To-Guide to help agencies craft a winning application.


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Current Governor’s Challenge award categories are as follows:

Agency categories


An agency may earn up to 205 points across seven (7) specific areas:
•  Policy (25 points)
•  Training (25 points)
•  Incentives & Recognition (20 points)
•  Public Information & Education (40 points)
•  Enforcement (40 points)
•  Effectiveness (40 points)
•  Quality of Application (15 point)


                            2022 Governor’s Challenge Winners

Category 1: 1-10 Officers
Wilcox County Sherriff’s Office 1st Place
Demorest Police Department 2nd Place
Alro Police Department 3rd Place
Category 2: 11-25 Officers
Sandersville Police Department 1st Place
Centerville Police Department 2nd Place
Washington County Sherriff’s Office 3rd Place
Category 3: 26-45 Officers
Calhoun Police Department 1st Place
Dublin Police Department 2nd Place
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office 3rd Place
Category 4: 46-75 Officers
Snellville Police Department 1st Place
Crisp County Sheriff’s Office 2nd Place
Pooler Police Department 3rd Place
Category 5: 76-100
Rome Police Department 1st Place
Liberty County Sherriff’s Office 2nd Place
Floyd County Sheriff’s Office 3rd Place
Category 6: 101-200
Warner Robins Police Department 1st Place
Gainesville Police Department 2nd Place
Newton County Sherriff’s Office 3rd Place
Category 7: 201-500
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office 1st Place
Hall County Sheriff’s Office 2nd Place
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office 3rd Place
Category 8:  501+
Cobb County Police Department 1st Place
Dekalb County Police Department 2nd Place
Atlanta Police Department 3rd Place
Category 11: Traffic Enforcement Network
North East Traffic Enforcement Network 1st Place
Mountain Area Traffic Enforcement Network 2nd Place
Middle Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network 3rd Place
Coordinator of the Year Robin Krockum
Asst Coordinator of Year Joesph Pettus
HEAT Team of the Year
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office 1st Place
Habersham County Sherriff’s Office 2nd Place
GSP Night Hawks South 3rd Place
Habersham County Sherriff’s Office Impaired Driving
Calhoun Police Department Speed Awareness
Calhoun Police Department Occupant Protection
Snellville Police Department Distracted Driving
Alto Police Department Rookie of the Year
Rome Police Department Child Passenger Safety
Glynn County Police Department Bike/Pedestrian Safety
Dublin Police Department Teen/Young Driver Safety
Warner Robins Police Department Motorcycle Safety
Forsyth County Sherriff’s Office (183 Points) Governor’s Cup


How-To Guide

GOHS Law Enforcement Contact List

                 (For more information, contact Roger Hayes at 404-971-0379.)