Sheriff’s Office Recognized by MADDMay 31st, 2012 | By Submitted | Category: Front Page
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart commends the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office for their continued commitment and dedication to serve the citizens of Madison County. On Monday the 21st day of May 2012 the Madison County Sheriff’s Office was honored by the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Florida 2012 Law Enforcement Recognition in Orlando for the Sheriff’s Office proactive efforts resulting in a significant and positive impact in Madison County during the calendar year 2011.
The banquet and awards ceremony was attended by DUI victims and their families as well as Law Enforcement Officers and their families across the state of Florida. There were many honorees from the many different Law Enforcement agencies in Florida to include Florida Police Departments, Sheriff’s Offices, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and State Attorney’s Offices.
Madison County Deputy Sheriff Corporal Jason Whitfield represented the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in the “Outstanding Dedication to DUI Enforcement-Small/Rural Agency” category. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was nominated for their efforts in combating drunk driving. The enhanced enforcement of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputies resulted in more than doubling the DUI arrests in 2011 from eight (8) in 2010 to eighteen (18) in 2011. This is a 125 percent increase in DUI arrest activity.