The Evanston Police Department was recognized for the fourth year in a row by the Illinois Chiefs of Police Association, through their Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge. The Evanston Police Department participated in the municipal police agency category, which applies to police departments staffed with between 101- 250 officers. The Evanston Police Department was awarded a statewide third place finish.


In order to achieve this honor the Evanston Police Department submitted a traffic enforcement plan, outlining various traffic safety interventions and enforcement initiatives. These traffic safety programs specifically targeted three areas: speed violations, impaired driving enforcement, and vehicle occupant restraint education and enforcement.


The Evanston Police Department will continue and foster its  commitment to safer streets,  ranking pedestrian and  traffic safety as a high priority within the departments overall objectives, said Commander Tom Guenther, public information officer for the police department, in a prepared statement.