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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
MADD’s 2012 Drive for Life Law Enforcement Award
Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that on May 23, 2012, Amherst Police Officers Nicholas J. Chandler and Scott M. Soverino were recognized by the Massachusetts Chapter of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), receiving their 2012 Drive for Life Award, at a ceremony held at the Devens Common Center in Devens, MA.
Both officers were recognized, along with other municipal and State Police officers from across the state, for their dedication and commitment in enforcing the drunk driving and underage drinking laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This award was given to selected police officers for their excellence and leadership in drunken driving enforcement in the 2011 calendar year.
Officer Chandler has been a member of the police department since February 3, 2009 and Officer Soverino has been a member of the department since April 20, 2010. This will be the third consecutive year that Officer Chandler has been the recipient of this award. During 2011, Officer Nicholas Chandler made 55 operating under the influence (OUI) arrests while Officer Scott Soverino made 25. Together, Officers Chandler and Soverino made 80 of the Department’s 144 OUI arrests in 2011.
The efforts of these officers demonstrate the Amherst Police Departments overall commitment to the safety of the Amherst community. Officers of the Amherst Police Department continue to make traffic enforcement a priority, including the detection and apprehension of drunk drivers who endanger the safety and security of our community.
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