We aare excited to announce that two officers in our community were recently recognized for their outstanding commitment to serving the community. Impact Spartanburg is truly thankful for the countless hours they and many others have worked to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. For a full list of award recipients please visit: http://www.scdps.gov/comm/nr2017/041117.html
State Transport Police Region of the Year – Region 3 and Supervisor Sgt. B. A. Satterfield
This award goes to a State Transport Police Region that has excelled in the area of DUI arrests, DUI victim services, anti-underage drinking programs, and which has demonstrated excellence in implementing innovative techniques in the detection and deterrence of impaired driving.
The officers of Region 3, which covers Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, and Spartanburg counties, recorded 6 DUI arrests and numerous other drug and alcohol cases in 2016 in an area of the state known for high traffic volume and crashes. Region 3 collaborates with other state and local law enforcement agencies to make the public aware that the State Transport Police is actively and aggressively utilizing all resources to deter and apprehend impaired drivers and strive toward the goal of achieving Target Zero. Region Three has proven to be an asset to highway safety and deserving of the STP Region of the Year for their DUI enforcement efforts.
Officer of the Year Category 1: (1-10 Officers) – Officer Bryan Snow of the Lyman Police Department
The Officer of the Year award is presented to an exceptional officer from a local law enforcement agency who has excelled in many areas, including, but not limited to, DUI arrests. The officer chosen is an example of someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty, finds opportunities to reach out to the community, and educates the public about the dangers of DUI.
Officer Snow is over the reserve program at Lyman Police Department and keeps it operating as smoothly as possible. Even with the extra tasks and responsibilities that have been given to Officer Snow, he continues to thrive and stay committed to the goal of Target Zero. In 2016, he issued a total of 966 traffic citations, with 30 of those resulting in DUI charges.