Bolivar Police Department Receives Award


Photo of Chris McKinney, Aaron Hasapis, Chris Wilkerson, Mick Vinson, Michael Jones
From Left: Officers McKinney, Hasapis, Wilkerson, Mick Vinson, Chief Jones

Bolivar, TN 12/13/2019: The Bolivar Police Department was presented with the 2019 West Tennessee Outstanding Department award during the 2019 Statewide Night of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony. The ceremony was hosted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD-Tennessee) on December 12, 2019, in Nashville. During the ceremony, individuals, law enforcement officers, and agencies were recognized for their efforts to eliminate impaired driving on Tennessee’s roadways.


The outstanding department award was presented to a department in each division of Tennessee that excelled in exhibiting compassion to impaired driving victims, partnering with youth on underage drinking prevention, or taking a proactive approach by implementing programs to reduce DUI injuries and fatalities in their jurisdiction.


Presenters noted that during 2019, the Bolivar Police Department has taken a proactive approach on DUI education with youth in their jurisdiction and the community at large by providing programs such as a youth safety camp and a citizen’s academy.


“The department has worked conscientiously to foster a relationship with both the businesses and citizens of Bolivar by implementing programs that are proactive and educational. Our officers are more interactive with our citizens on a daily basis and that positive interaction benefits our community as a whole,” said Mayor Julian McTizic.


Chief Jones said, “We are proud of the engagement and educational programs that the department has undertaken in 2019. The receipt of this award is particularly special in that it recognizes the steps that the department is taking to keep our community safe from the perils of impaired driving.”

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