LBPD Officer Tyrone Anderson Recognized by the California Office of Traffic Safety
2012-08-17 · By Editor
The Long Beach Police Department is proud to announce that a Long Beach police officer was recognized Thursday by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for his dedication to public safety.
Office of Traffic Safety Director Christopher Murphy honored Long Beach Police Officer Tyrone Anderson with the 2011 OTS Award for Traffic Safety Excellence. During 2011, Officer Anderson led the department in DUI arrests with 121, and is one of only 25 officers in the State of California to receive this special recognition, and one of three in Los Angeles County. He further served the community by responding to calls for service, taking crime reports, making numerous traffic stops, issuing multiple citations, and making misdemeanor and felony arrests. Officer Anderson’s notable efforts also earned him recognition from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
Traffic collisions, injuries, and fatalities, which now occur at the rate of one every two hours, are serious issues facing every community in California. Recognizing the challenging budgets and additional responsibilities communities are faced with, OTS and state law enforcement officials appreciate the need to highlight and acknowledge those agencies and individuals that have excelled in efforts to lower deaths and injuries.
Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell stated, “Officer Anderson’s commitment to protecting the community is evident through his work. His diligent efforts to lower and potentially prevent alcohol related collisions and fatalities in our community is truly commendable.”
Officer Anderson’s work has served the Long Beach community well and the Long Beach Police Department would like to congratulate him for a job well done.
Funding for traffic safety campaigns is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.