Kansas Law Enforcement Agencies Honored

The Salina Police Department is among 41 law enforcement agencies  throughout the the state being honored with AAA Kansas Community Traffic Safety Awards for their 2018 work to keep roadways in their cities and counties safe through a variety of initiatives and programs.

According to AAA, the awards have been presented annually since 2011 to community law enforcement agencies for their efforts to successfully and cost-effectively improve local traffic safety. The agencies are scored and recognized for their efforts in multiple categories, including education, emergency medical response, enforcement and engineering.

“Our police departments and sheriff’s offices in Kansas do an excellent job in keeping motorists, cyclists and pedestrians safe in their communities,” said Shawn Steward, Public Affairs Manager for AAA Kansas. “We salute these 41 law enforcement partners for their commitment, hard work and, in many cases, creative community engagement, in delivering effective and successful traffic safety programs.”

The winning law enforcement agencies will be recognized by AAA Kansas with award plaques in their communities. The honored agencies and their award levels are as follows:


Agency2018 Award Level
Andover Police DepartmentPlatinum
Arkansas City Police DepartmentPlatinum
Barton County Sheriff’s OfficeBronze
Bonner Springs Police DepartmentPlatinum
Brown County Sheriff’s OfficePlatinum
Caney Police DepartmentPlatinum
Cherokee County Sheriff’s OfficePlatinum
Cloud County Sheriff’s OfficeGold
Coffeyville Police DepartmentSilver
Dodge City Police DepartmentPlatinum
El Dorado Police DepartmentPlatinum
Fort Scott Police DepartmentPlatinum
Franklin County Sheriff’s OfficeBronze
Gardner Police DepartmentSilver
Hays Police DepartmentPlatinum
Hiawatha Police DepartmentPlatinum
Horton Police DepartmentPlatinum
Johnson County Sheriff’s OfficeBronze
Kansas City Kansas Police DepartmentGold
Leawood Police DepartmentPlatinum
Lenexa Police DepartmentPlatinum
Linn County Sheriff’s OfficeSilver
Lyon County Sheriff’s OfficePlatinum
McPherson Police DepartmentSilver
Miami County Sheriff’s OfficeGold
Mission Police DepartmentPlatinum
Olathe Police DepartmentGold
Osawatomie Police DepartmentPlatinum
Overland Park Police DepartmentGold
Parsons Police DepartmentPlatinum
Pittsburg Police DepartmentPlatinum
Roeland Park Police DepartmentPlatinum
Salina Police DepartmentPlatinum
Sedgwick County Sheriff’s OfficeSilver
Seneca Police DepartmentPlatinum
Shawnee Police DepartmentGold
Spring Hill Police DepartmentPlatinum
Wellsville Police DepartmentSilver
Westwood Police DepartmentPlatinum
Wichita Police DepartmentGold
Wyandotte County Sheriff’s OfficeGold


Six Kansas law enforcement agencies have earned a AAA Kansas Community Traffic Safety Award in each of the eight years the awards have been given: Andover Police Department, Arkansas City Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Olathe Police Department, Pittsburg Police Department and Shawnee Police Department.