- By Ashleigh Sloop
- Posted Thursday, April 5, 2012
DWI Task Force Awarded "Heart of MADD"
On Friday, February 24th, the Forsyth County DWI Task Force was awarded the “Heart of MADD” award for their outstanding work in the fight against drunk driving.
The Forsyth County DWI Task Force is a six person multi-agency law enforcement coalition of public safety agencies banding together to fight drunken driving and was created in November, 2010. It is a grant funded program through the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Participants include, four officers from the WSPD, one Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and one Kernersville Police Officer.
The annual MADD awards ceremony emphasizes what law enforcement and criminal justice professionals are doing above and beyond their job requirements. Award recipients have shown dedication and involvement in their community, innovative and creative program involvement, belief in the MADD mission and dedication to the ideals of law enforcement and criminal justice. The awards ceremony and dinner was held at the Renaissance Center in Raleigh, NC.