Sheriff Tom Knight is pleased to announce that the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit was awarded 2nd place in the Florida Law Enforcement Challenge (FLEC) today in Orlando.

FLEC is sponsored by the Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program and is grant funded by the Florida Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. FLEC rewards the best overall traffic safety programs in Florida based on efforts to enforce laws and educate the public about occupant protection, impaired driving and other areas of traffic safety.

Agencies submit an application that documents their efforts and effectiveness in these areas, which for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reflected an increase in traffic safety initiatives over the previous year.