The Howard County Police Department has been awarded the 1994 Chiefs' Challenge trophy for its enforcement of traffic safety.
The award, sponsored by the International Association of Police Chiefs and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was for one of several categories decided by a judging committee that reviewed departments based on size and jurisdiction.
Howard County was designated as a safety-program leader among departments with 101 to 500 officers.
Howard County has 315 sworn officers.
Howard County submitted 39 traffic programs that it conducted in 1994, including child-safety-seat promotions, commercial-vehicle inspections, mock collisions and driving-while-intoxicated checkpoints.
Police Chief James N. Robey and Traffic Sgt. Glenn Hansen were given the award's glass trophy at a police conference in Miami on Oct. 18.