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2018 OVERVIEW

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety hosts the annual Governor’s Challenge Awards banquet to recognize statewide law enforcement agencies in seven different categories based on department size, as well as in several other specialty categories.

The awards program was designed to highlight outstanding achievements in highway safety enforcement and education. They recognize agencies for the approach and effectiveness of their overall highway safety programs. Agencies are evaluated not just for enforcement initiatives, but for innovative problem-solving in their communities, using public information activities and creating departmental policies that support their traffic enforcement campaign efforts.

WINNERS OF THE GEORGIA GOVERNOR'S CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE 2018 GOVERNOR'S CHALLENGE BANQUET ON SEPTEMBER 19TH IN MACON.

Click here to see a list of the winners from the 2017 banquet.

The Georgia Governor’s Challenge is aligned with the national traffic safety priorities of impaired driving, occupant protection, and speed. Agencies are also encouraged to include information about any local issue you are addressing, such as distracted driving, pedestrian crashes, young drivers, etc.

There are multiple agency categories of the Challenge with most based on agency size.  There are also multiple opportunities for Special Award considerations. These are all listed below.

AGENCY CATEGORIES

SPECIAL AWARD CONSIDERATIONS

Category 1:  1-10 Officers

First Time Entry “Rookie Award”

     Category 2:  11-25 Officers

     Category 3:  26-45 Officers

Occupant Protection

     Category 4:  46-75 Officers

Impaired Driving

    Category 5: 76-100 Officers

Speed Awareness

  Category 6:  101-200 Officers

Child Passenger Safety

                  Category 7: 201-500 Officers

Underage Alcohol Prevention

Category 8: 501-1000 Officers

Technology

   Category 9: 1000 + Officers

Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety

       Georgia State Patrol

Motorcycle Safety

Motor Carrier Compliance

Distracted Driving

Colleges and Universities

Traffic Enforcement Network

Military Police

 

 

2018 APPLICATION PROCESS

**DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 11:59PM ON JUNE 15, 2018**

How to Apply

The first step is to download and read the How-To-Guide. This guide is designed to assist you in assembling an application for the Challenge. These simple recommendations will make it easier for evaluators to locate the necessary information, thus giving your application an edge that could make a winning difference. The guide is your friend!

The application should document your agency’s overall traffic safety efforts in the areas of impaired driving, occupant protection, speeding, distracted driving, and any other local traffic safety issues.

To begin your application, visit http://gagovernorschallenge.com/user. Your username will be the same that you use for the GA Reporting website.  The password may be different, if it doesn’t work after 2 attempts, email jdpowell@tntech.edu.

After you have your account, you can access the application by clicking the “Georgia Governor’s Challenge” in the menu. Throughout the application, there is a “Save Draft” option that will save your current work.  Make sure to save your draft after every page.

CHALLENGE CATEGORIES

An agency may earn up to 190 points across seven (7) specific categories:

  Policy (20 points)

•  Training (20 points)

•  Incentives & Recognition (15 points)

•  Public Information & Education (40 points)

•  Enforcement (40 points)

•  Effectiveness (40 points)

•  Quality of Application (15 points)

Additional guidelines for the Special Awards can be found in the How-To Guide referenced above.

                                                                                RESOURCES

How-To Guide

GOHS Law Enforcement Contact List

 (For more information, contact Roger Hayes at rhayes@gohs.ga.gov or 404-971-0379.)