Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced today two Fayetteville Police officers received awards from the Arkansas State Police �� Highway Safety Office and the Criminal Justice Institute.

On May 31, 2013, Fayetteville Police officers Chris Moad and Adam Oelschlaeger were recognized for their efforts during the 13th Annual Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) & Occupant Protection Enforcement Awards Ceremony in Little Rock.

Law enforcement agencies around the state participate in Selective Traffic Enforcement Projects (STEP).  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) funds these projects through grants administered by the Arkansas State Police��Highway Safety Office.  These projects provide additional funds to pay for officers to target specific traffic safety issues that directly affect the lives of the motoring public with the mission of detecting and deterring dangerous driving habits such as impaired driving and those not using seatbelts and/or child safety seats.

Corporal Oelschlaeger worked throughout the year to enforce traffic laws and investigate accidents.  His commitment to making our streets safer have shown throughout his efforts.  Corporal Oelschlaeger has remained committed to the STEP program by working both on and off duty seat belt enforcement.  He has led the department in seat belt and child safety seat enforcement.

Sergeant Moad has committed himself to DWI enforcement both on and off duty throughout the year.  Because of his determination and commitment, he has removed many intoxicated drivers off our streets this past year.  Sergeant Moad’s high standards and professionalism have resulted in conviction after conviction.  His efforts led the department and helped to encourage other officers to commit themselves to DWI/DUI enforcement as well.