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Two Dracut PD Officers Win National Honors From AAA

Jan 09, 2017 12:30PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Dracut Police Headquarters

(Editor's Note: this content was provided by the Dracut Police Department.)

The Dracut Police Department is pleased to report two Dracut Police Officers were the recipients of the American Automobile Association (AAA) Traffic Safety Hero of the Year awards.

Officer Jake Malandrino was nominated for the award due to the fact he consistently led the Department in traffic enforcement, demonstrating an awareness of the importance of safety for motorists and pedestrians alike, and has prioritized his enforcement activity to gain compliance to our traffic laws.

Officer Kerri Bushnell was nominated following several years of volunteerng to act as a liaison between residents and businesses within the Town of Dracut with the Police Department concerning traffic safety issues. The majority of these concerns have involved speeding vehicles and the need for evaluating appropriate signage (including; stop signs, speed limit signs, and other cautionary signage), in an effort to enhance traffic safety within Dracut. Officer Bushnell has taken it upon herself to interact with complainants, evaluate site locations, and make requisitions to the Board of Selectmen for approval of appropriate remediation. Once approved, Officer Bushnell follows up with the Department of Public Works for the proper placement and installation of authorized signage and traffic controls.

The Dracut Police Department was recognized with the AAA Northeast Silver Award for outstanding achievements in traffic safety and continuing efforts to educate and protect the citizens of our community. The Department will continue to work cooperatively with residents and motorist to gain voluntary compliance with traffic laws, thereby enhancing traffic and pedestrian safety within our community.
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