Murfreesboro Police Officer Kenneth White was awarded the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Tennessee Officer of the Year. Officer White accepted the award Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the MADD Law Enforcement and Volunteer recognition program held at the Shamblin Theatre on the campus of Lipscomb University.
Officer White is a member of the Murfreesboro Police Alcohol Countermeasures Team (MPACT), a three officer unit whose purpose is to intensively enforce alcohol violations, especially Driving Under the Influence. So far, in 2012 Officer White has placed over 150 DUI offenders in jail. Ofc. White has been a member of the “MADD 100 Club” since 2005 for consistently arresting over 100 DUI offenders each year. He was recently awarded the MADD Hero Award for high rates of DUI arrests and convictions at the Governors Highway Safety Lifesavers Conference. Ofc. White also serves on victim impact panels that work to restore and support those who have been impacted by DUI offenders.
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman stated: “The Department is proud of Officer White’s recognition, as he has relentlessly worked to make Murfreesboro safer by taking impaired drivers off our streets. There is no doubt that his contributions have made an impact on offenders and victims alike. We are thankful for his efforts as well as those from the other officers assigned to MPACT. We congratulate Officer White and encourage him to continue in his hard work.”
PHOTO: Above: (Left to Right) MADD Tennessee Executive Director Flint Clouse, Ofc. Kenneth White, MPD Chief Glenn Chrisman