Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Recognizing Road Safety – CACP Lifetime Achievement Award

Superintendent Rick Gardner, Deputy Director of the Alberta Sheriffs Traffic Operations, South Region, was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his significant and outstanding contributions to traffic safety throughout his career.

Rick Gardner joined the Calgary Police Service in 1980 and was involved in traffic and road safety until his retirement from the service 26 years later.  He joined the Alberta Government’s Sheriffs Branch, creating the Alberta Traffic Sheriffs and was also part of a team of officers tasked with the development and implementation of an integrated proactive traffic enforcement model linking RCMP traffic
services and traffic Sheriffs, realized in 2010.  The results of the Traffic Sheriffs program and integration with the RCMP have resulted in an almost 25% decline in traffic fatalities in Alberta over the past 5 years, even while the number of vehicles on the province’s roadways has increased by 10.5% over the same period.  Superintendent Gardner’s dedication and leadership has contributed significantly to road safety in Alberta.

Accident Support Services International Ltd. is honored to sponsor this prestigious award.

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