2016 DWI Officer of the Year Award


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On March 8th 2016, Officer Brad Clouston was honored during an awards
banquet sponsored by Seneca County STOP-DWI for his contributions towards
DWI enforcement in Seneca County. Officer Clouston, a  2 year member of the
Seneca Falls Police Department, is currently assigned to the departments
road patrol. In 2015, while primarily assigned to the 7A-7P shift, Officer
Clouston lead the agency with 844 calls for service; 10 DWI’s and 85
criminal arrests.  Officer Clouston was also the departments second leading
Officer in traffic stops with 476 and second leading officer in traffic
tickets issued at 255. These efforts have made a noticeable and positive
impact on the public safety of the residents and visitors of the Town of
Seneca Falls.

In addition to Officer Clouston’s enforcement achievements he is a certified
Police Instructor and currently the departments Defensive Tactics
instructor.  Officer Clouston also teaches Defensive Tactics to new Police
Recruit’s at the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy.

“I commend Officer Clouston, and the members of the Seneca Falls Police
Department for their diligent efforts to take intoxicated and otherwise dangerous
drivers off our streets.  Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a choice that is never acceptable or appropriate and we are committed to preventing the tragedies stem from that decisions to drive intoxicated,” said Chief Peenstra

The Seneca Falls Police Department has made 67 DWI related arrests to date.
The members of the Seneca Falls Police Department remain diligent on DWI
enforcement.  This year, Clouston was in contention with 5 other members of
the police department for the STOP DWI Officer Of The Year award.  The
Seneca Falls Police Departments has lead Seneca County in DWI related arrest
for the last 4 out of 5 years.

Each year local law enforcement agencies receives funds through the county’s
STOP-DWI program to conduct additional DWI crackdown patrols within their
municipalities. The Seneca County STOP-DWI program is governed by New York
State statute and funded through fine revenues generated by DWI convictions
within Seneca County.

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