Allenhurst Police Chief Michael Schneider received the Traffic Safety Specialist Level 1 Leadership designation at the Ocean County Police Traffic Officers’ Association event held on Thurs., Feb. 15.
The Traffic Safety Specialist Program was first established in Maryland to recognize police officers who have attained notable experience, education, training, and proficiency, in Highway Safety Enforcement methods and procedures.
Eligibility involves officers enrolling in the program and submitting documentation on employment, completion of appropriate certifications, and permission of employers.
Level 1 requirements include three years of independent patrol experience, speed detection device certification, standard field sobriety certification, and 30 points of earned electives.
One selective point is awarded for each year of military service. Also points are awarded for documented college experience.
This voluntary program was first piloted through the Ocean County Police Traffic Officers Association in February 2016. There are nearly 100 awardees in New Jersey.
Several Ocean County Officers are also participating m TSS Level 2, which involves the development and implementation of a technical study to improve traffic safety conditions in the sponsoring community.
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