Safe drivers.

Safe vehicles.

Secure identities.

Saving lives.

That’s what the American Association of Motor Vehicle Association (AAMVA) is all about.

Each year the AAMVA presents awards to law enforcement agencies that foster a “tradition of excellence in the motor vehicle and law enforcement community…and… have committed their time and resources to safety initiatives, outstanding customer service, and public affairs and consumer educational programs.” On May 19, 2016, Assistant Chief Jason Berry traveled to the AAMVA Region IV Conference in Portland, Oregon to accept these two recruitment awards on behalf of the Washington State Patrol (WSP):

  • PACE Division 3: Advertising, Category 3A: TV Commercial or PSA, Externally-Produced Award for “Washington State Patrol 2015 TV Recruitment Campaign.” This Category Award will also be presented at the Annual International Conference in Williamsburg, VA on Thursday, August 18.

The Washington State Patrol worked closely with Bigger Picture Advertising Agency and KIRO-TV to produce these two Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and would like to thank them for their partnership.

Assistant Chief Berry said “we (WSP) are humbled by these prestigious awards and would like to thank the AAMVA for recognizing the innovative efforts of our Human Resource Department to recruit the most qualified candidates for the Patrol.”

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This award ceremony was just one part of the AAMVA Region IV Conference. Local law enforcement agencies from around the area gathered to discuss, share, and learn about a variety of topics ranging from leadership at the ground level to the future of autonomous vehicles.

The AAMVA, which covers all of North American and Canada, is a nonprofit organization developing model programs in motor vehicle administration, law enforcement, and highway safety. According to the organization’s website, the “AAMVA represents the state and provincial officials in the United States and Canada who administer and enforce motor vehicle laws. AAMVA’s programs encourage uniformity and reciprocity among the states and provinces. The association also serves as a liaison with other levels of government and the private sector. Its development and research activities provide guidelines for more effective public service.”

Key word: Service.

The Washington State Patrol is dedicated to making a difference every day by providing the best in public safety services. We were honored to receive these awards and will continue to strive for excellence in order to best serve the citizens of Washington State. We are always looking for qualified individuals who want to make a difference in their community. If you are interested in a career with us, please visit: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/employment/trooper.htm.