Safety focus for law enforcement in mid-May - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Safety focus for law enforcement in mid-May

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: One lane of Route 20 near Hinton is back open

    BREAKING: Route 20 in Hinton blocked by rockslide

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:39:43 GMT
    Dispatchers in Summers County are asking people to use caution this morning while traveling on Route 20.The road was closed at around 8:40 a.m. after rocks tumbled into the roadway.  Route 20 is closed
    Dispatchers in Summers County are asking people to use caution this morning while traveling on Route 20.
  • 1800s schoolhouse found in barn in Mercer County

    1800s schoolhouse found in barn in Mercer County

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:38:55 GMT
    A property owner finds an old schoolhouse during demolition on his barn near the Moncalm area of Mercer County. Historians say the structure is the old Mullins School and believe it's hundreds of years
    A property owner finds an old schoolhouse during demolition on his barn near the Moncalm area of Mercer County.
  • Thanked an emergency dispatcher? It's their day

    Thanked an emergency dispatcher? It's their day

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:06:19 GMT
    Thursday is national Dispatcher Day. We are also in National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. It's a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public and to set aside
    Thursday is national Dispatcher Day. We are also in National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. It's a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public and to set aside

The Southern Regional Highway Safety Office has a pair of events that are aimed at improving safety on West Virginia's highways and byways.

Starting on Thursday, May 16, the West Virginia Governor's Highway Safety Program will be holding their Highway2Enforcement DUI Conference.  Officers, troopers and deputies from across the Mountain State will be at Glade Springs Conference Center.

As a part of that conference there will be Top Officer awards presentations.  Officers will be honored as Lifesavers, Click It or Ticket Enforcement and DUI Enforcement.  That conference lasts through Friday, May 17.

Also on May 17, the Click It or Ticket Campaign will be launched.  That is set for 2 p.m. at Linda K. Epling Stadium.  Officials with the West Virginia Miners, West Virginia King's Warriors and Beckley Motorsports Park will be there for the launch.  They are giving passes to their events for officers to hand out to people who are buckled up.