Camillus: CPD honored by NYS assembly

Assemblyman Will Barclay presented an Assembly Citation to the Camillus Police Department last week for placing second in the state and third in the nation in traffic safety.

Six Camillus Police officers and their captain, Steve Rotunno, accepted individual Assembly Citations in recognition of their dedication to traffic safety. Together, the honored police officers issued 1,935 tickets to drivers who violated traffic laws.

The department was named third in the nation by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). The association recognizes all agencies that have statistically lowered the chance of fatalities in their communities. CPD ranked second in the state for the same achievement.

Camillus Police Chief Thomas Winn was pleased to accept the citation on behalf of the department.

These six officers have exceeded our traffic enforcement goals to keep our neighborhood streets safe by issuing citations for speeding, passing stop signs, aggressive and intoxicated operation," Winn said. "I am proud to lead a team of officers who are so dedicated to traffic enforcement, accident reduction and highway safety. On behalf of the fine men and women of the Camillus Police Department I am honored to accept this citation from Assemblyman Barclay today.

Nick Macherone, law enforcement liaison of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police to the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, addressed the CPD at the event.

"Our program provides an avenue to stimulate traffic law enforcement in any police or sheriff department," Macherone said. "We recognize outstanding efforts that deter impaired or drunk driving, encourage occupant restraint and speed management programs. Today we are here to honor CPD, a department which excels in all of these areas."

"I am honored to represent a community that has a police force that is so dedicated to keeping our roads safe. I'm grateful that the New York Law Enforcement Challenge has provided an incentive for departments across the state and even more pleased Camillus can claim one of its top national honors for its own," said Barclay.

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