Keeping Roads Safe Pays For Local Department

The Woodbury Police Department has been recognized by a national association for their work in improving safety on the roadways. Chief Tony Burnett along with Lt. Fred Sherill of the Crossville Police Department, Sgt. Steve Dillard with Red Bank Police Department, Clint Shrum with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office and Officer Brian Hickman with Collegedale Police Department attended the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in San Diego, California this week, November 10 thru 12. The Cumberland Region was given the Law Enforcement Challenge award due to their efforts and participation with the Governors Highway Safety Office. The goal of the work was to save lives and encourage highway safety on the roads and highways in the Cumberland region.

The Cumberland Region reaches from the Tennessee state line to the Alabama and Georgia state line and from Cannon County over to Polk County. A notebook was submitted to the International Association of Chiefs of Police which contained the activities, progress and statistics from across the Cumberland Region. As a result of this award the coordinators and law enforcement liaison Clint Shrum were afforded this trip to San Diego. The award was presented at a breakfast meeting which was held in San Diego on Tuesday morning. The Police Department also received an additional $5,000.00 in grant money for having 100% reporting over the last year. According to Chief Burnett, “I am honored to be a part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office and to be a part of this award. Being a Coordinator in the Cumberland Region has not only meant more grant money to the Woodbury Police Department, but more importantly I feel we have had an impact on highway safety and saved lives in the State of Tennessee.

Standing left to right are Lt. Fred Sherill Crossville P.D., Sgt. Steve Dillard Red Bank P.D., LEL Clint Shrum with the GHSO, Brian Hickman with Collegedale P.D. and Chief Tony Burnett also not pictured is Asst. Chief Steve Taylor with Jamestown P.D.