Georgia Southern Police Department receives Governor’s Challenge award

The Georgia Southern Police Department has won the Governor's Challenge award several times over the past 10 years, including third place last year. The challenge consists of several tasks the department carries out to promote safety.

Rachel Adams

The Georgia Southern Police Department took home first place in the 2017-2018 Governor’s Challenge Wednesday.

The GSPD posted a congratulatory tweet on their Twitter:

{{tncms-inline account=”Georgia Southern PD” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congratulations to the Officers of THE Georgia Southern University Department of Public Safety on their 1st Place award in the Governor's Challenge! <a href="https://t.co/zgZ9n2Ejdk">pic.twitter.com/zgZ9n2Ejdk</a></p>— Georgia Southern PD (@GaSouthernPD) <a href="https://twitter.com/GaSouthernPD/status/1042890071765118976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 20, 2018</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/GaSouthernPD/status/1042890071765118976″ type=”twitter”}}

To win the Governor’s Challenge award, the GSPD competes with other departments from all over the state of Georgia.

Over the course of a year, the department compiles statistics, events and safety checks, and puts them into a book to send in to the Governor’s Office.

“You get points for preventive measures, you get points for traffic enforcement,” Corporal Penny Frost, coordinator for the Southeastern Governor’s Office Highway Safety on the GS campus, said. “It’s a point system. You get points for stuff you do in the community to try and promote safety.”

The GSPD has won the Governor’s Challenge award several times over the past 10 years, including third place last year.

Information about the Georgia Southern Public Safety Department can be found on their website.

Rachel Adams, The George-Anne News Reporter, [email protected]