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Villa Hills Police Honored by AAA for Its Safety Night Program

AAA recently honored 17 police departments from around the Greater Cincinnati region with its 2017 Traffic Safety Awards, and while the ceremony was hosted at the Metropolitan Club in Covington, only one Northern Kentucky agency was recognized.

The Villa Hills Police Department was honored for its annual Safety Night that educates the community on distracted driving.

The law enforcement agencies were recognized by AAA for addressing issues ranging from impaired and distracted driving to teen and senior driver safety. The awards were presented by AAA President and COO Tom Wiedemann. Honorees were selected through an application process for the awards that are given out annually in categories based on levels of traffic safety excellence.

They are rated as Platinum, Gold, and Bronze.

“The work that each of our law enforcement partners do each and every day to protect our communities is outstanding,” said Wiedemann. “It is a great privilege to honor these officers as they work tirelessly to address serious threats to traffic safety.”

The Villa Hills Police Department continues to expand its traffic safety reach, advancing from Bronze to now Platinum in just a few short years. Its annual safety night educates the community on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving and pedestrian and vehicle occupant protection. 

On Wednesday night, the Villa Hills city council will hold a special meeting to approve a new inter-local agreement with the City of Crescent Springs so that its police department can take over patrol of its neighboring city beginning July 1. Villa Hills Police Chief Bryan Allen said last month that the department would be adding around six new officers to meet the new demand.

-Staff report