KHPD’s Strickland earns Highway Safety Program award

By on October 8, 2018

NCGHSP Director Mark M. Ezzell presented Strickland the award at this year’s Traffic Safety Expo held in Wilmington.

Sgt. Brian Strickland of the Kitty Hawk Police Department was recently presented North Carolina’s Local Law Enforcement Partner of the Year Award by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

Director Mark M. Ezzell presented Strickland the award at this year’s Traffic Safety Expo held in Wilmington. Strickland and the Kitty Hawk Police Department have a rich history and relationship with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

He was awarded for his contribution to traffic safety initiatives in northeastern North Carolina, and his service as the Governor’s Highway Safety Program Northeast Regional Law Enforcement Liaison

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Since 2005, he has had the opportunity to supervise twelve county wide programs and thirty law enforcement agencies’ traffic safety related activities.

Strickland was also recognized for his service to the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition, which he joined in 2013 and held the position of Secretary and now Treasurer.

The coalition facilitates the education and awareness of practical bicycle and pedestrian safety to drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and all those who live or visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina in a positive and proactive manner.

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Of note is the coalition’s latest project that will provide every elementary and middle school student in Dare County Schools with a free bicycle helmet and lights along with a comprehensive bicycle safety curriculum.

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