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Mar 18

Corporal Robert Conner Receives Award from MADD

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 8:02 a.m. by johnb johnb

Each year Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) presents appreciation awards to police officers who have demonstrated extraordinary effort toward the apprehension of drunk and drugged drivers. For 2014, MADD has presented Brea Police Corporal Robert Conner an award for arresting over 50 drunk or drugged drivers during the year. Corporal Conner was recognized at the March 3rd Brea City Council meeting and will also be honored at a County-wide ceremony later this month.

The enforcement of drunk and drugged driving laws, and the prevention of traffic collisions caused by impaired drivers, are top priorities for the Brea Police Department every year. In 2014, Brea police officers arrested 217 persons for drunk or drugged driving. This was a 28% increase from 2013. The total percentage of collisions caused by drunk or drugged drivers was four percent of the total number of traffic collisions in 2014, the same as in 2013. While this is well below the department’s goal of less than 10%, our ultimate challenge is to reduce that percentage to zero.

Every Brea patrol officer attends advanced training on the detection and apprehension of drunk or drugged drivers. The department utilizes grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety to stage drunk and drugged driving checkpoints as well as periodic saturation patrol. In an effort to get the message on the dangers of drunk and drugged driving to Brea teenage drivers, every other year, the department partners with the Brea Olinda Unified School District to present the Every 15 Minutes program to Brea Olinda and Brea Canyon High School students.

Corporal Robert Conner


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