Hanover Cares has partnered with the Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the Ashland Police Department on a grant project since 2012 that targets the reduction of alcohol related crashes involving 15-24 year olds. Last year, the number of such crashes decreased over 15% thanks to local law enforcement agencies conducting DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols funded by the grant.
It's that shared commitment to making our roads safe that makes Hanover Cares proud to recognize the efforts of all the law enforcement personnel in our community. They remain committed to protecting our families from the too frequent tragedies that occur at the hands of drunk drivers. Although there were only 3 officers recognized at the MADD awards, we know they represent the efforts of many, and the commitment of the Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the Ashland Police Department to keep drunk drivers off our county streets and highways.
We are also grateful for this wonderful awards program put on by MADD. Their willingness to recognize the collective efforts of all of our law enforcement teams in the Richmond region is a wonderful reminder of how important it is that we all work together to keep our communities safe.
Thank you all!
Missing from the photos above is Ashland Police Officer Thomas O'Dea who was not able to attend the ceremony. Captain Anthony Callahan accepted the award on his behalf.