The recognition was earned as a result of the Putnamville District leading the state in passenger restraint activity during 2011 blitz periods, and leading all Indiana districts in nearly all traffic safety projects with their participation, meeting project objectives and submitting accurate reports.
That was achieved, in part, through the direction of Putnamville District Assistant Commander 1st Sgt. Matt Mischler, also the Operation Pull Over coordinator for the district.
"I could not be more proud of our district troopers and their relentless dedication to traffic safety," Lt. Dan Jones, commander of the Putnamville District, said. "This award significantly reflects our commitment as a district to save lives and we are grateful to have received such an accommodation."
The award was presented to the district at the 17th annual Operation Pull Over Awards Banquet in Indianapolis. The banquet annually recognizes and awards agencies that participate in federally funded traffic safety initiatives such as Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
Specifically, the Putnamville award addresses "grateful recognition of your efforts to save lives on Indiana roadways -- seatbelt enforcement for 2011."
The rating period for the honor was Oct. 1, 2010 through Sept. 30, 2011.