IACP J. Stannard Baker Lifetime Achievement in Roadway Safety Award

IACP J. Stannard Baker Lifetime Achievement in Roadway Safety Award

The IACP J. Stannard Baker Lifetime Achievement in Roadway Safety Award annually recognized individual law enforcement officers and others who have made outstanding lifetime contributions to roadway safety. For an individual to receive this award, they must first be nominated by a law enforcement agency or other traffic safety group or official; and secondly, be a fulltime law enforcement officer of a state, county, metropolitan, or municipal agency or be an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to roadway safety, such as a traffic engineer, educator, judge, prosecutor, or motor vehicle examiner. 

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The 2024 award nomination period is now closed. Complete the 2025 Awards Interest Form to receive information as it becomes available.

The IACP J. Stannard Baker Lifetime Achievement in Roadway Safety Award annually recognized individual law enforcement officers and others who have made outstanding lifetime contributions to roadway safety.

For an individual to receive this award, they must first be nominated by a law enforcement agency or other traffic safety group or official; and secondly, be a fulltime law enforcement officer of a state, county, metropolitan, or municipal agency or be an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to roadway safety, such as a traffic engineer, educator, judge, prosecutor, or motor vehicle examiner.

For further information, contact awards@theIACP.org.

2023 Winner

Local Agency

Kurt Hoffman
Sheriff
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

Kurt Hoffman, Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Hoffman has a unique background as both a peace officer and prosecutor. A combination of personal passion and skill throughout his career has provided focus on preventing, apprehending, and holding accountable those who make poor decisions while behind the wheel. Driven by a case involving severe injury where the impaired driver was not appropriately held accountable, Sheriff Hoffman has committed himself to avoiding future similar tragedies for others. Sheriff Hoffman has been a leader in impaired driving enforcement himself, has implemented programs to reduce traffic crashes, and is deeply involved in extracurricular work related to traffic safety and community engagement. Now serving as sheriff, he has instilled a traffic safety culture within the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office where the organization is committed to serving its citizens through the prioritization of traffic education and enforcement efforts.

 

2022 Winners

State Agency

Lance Cook
Lieutenant
Michigan State Police  

Lance Cook_Michigan State Police

Lieutenant (Lt.) Lance Cook has worked in law enforcement for over 35 years and spent his entire career as a traffic safety advocate. Lt. Cook has been an accredited Traffick Crash Reconstructionist since 1997 and served as the state traffic law expert from 2001 until 2010. He has received numerous awards and served as the co-chair of the regional traffic safety network. In 2018 Lt. Cook was promoted to the position of lieutenant in charge of the Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit. Lt. Cook has been a tireless promoter of traffic safety throughout his career. His commitment to traffic safety has been demonstrated by his instrumental role in testifying on a high-profile case that reaffirmed motorcycle helmet requirement in Michigan and his work with stakeholders and groups to promote traffic safety. He is a long-term board member of the Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators and has a seat on the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) governing Board of Directors.  

International

Trevor Hall
Police Constable (Ret.)
Road Safety Support, United Kingdom  

Travor Hall_United Kingdom

Police Constable (Ret.) Trevor Hall is one of the world’s leading experts in roads policing enforcement technology. Trevor joined Essex Police (UK) in 1975, where he was a police diver. Road Safety is where Trevor saw himself making a difference, as a specialist collision investigator. During this time, he became an Advisor to the Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO) Traffic Enforcement Technology Committee which resulted in him being involved in establishing one of the UK’s first safety camera partnerships in 1999. Following his retirement from the police, Trevor is the Founder and Managing Director of Road Safety Support. Trevor has continued his dedication to road safety by working in over 28 countries with governments, enforcement authorities and police forces on enforcement strategies and technologies. 

2021 Winner

International Law Enforcement 

Saif Al Falasi
Lt. Colonel/Director of Traffic & Patrol Department
Ajman Police General Headquarters 

Lieutenant Colonel Saif Al Falasi started working in the traffic field in 2009. During his term of service, he worked in multiple positions, such as Head of Rural Areas Traffic and Patrol Branch, Head of Traffic and Patrol Section, Head of Traffic Engineering Section, and now, the Director of Traffic and Patrols Department. He has devoted his efforts and leadership skills to his employees in developing traffic engineering, patrols, traffic follow-up, and violation control. He considers changes and focuses on innovation, novelty, and future-foresight in performing his job. During the last four years, he has launched 19 initiatives in the field of traffic safety. He implements the annual traffic awareness plan with 21 government and private sector partners, such as awareness-raising through weekly programs in coordination with Ajman TV and Ajman Radio. The plan includes direct awareness through brochures and meetings at hospitals, commercial centers, and security companies. 

2020 Winners

State Agency

Kenneth Clary
Captain
Iowa State Patrol

Clary

In 1994, Captain Kenneth Clary joined the Iowa State Patrol as a trooper and rose to the rank of Captain by 2013. Known as a law enforcement professional dedicated to traffic safety, Captain Clary’s evidence-based Fatality Reduction Enforcement Effort initiative was recognized as an innovative example for the policing profession. Working in collaboration with other members of law enforcement, the community, and researchers, Captain Clary has proactively engaged in increasing police legitimacy in Iowa while providing evidence-based strategies to reduce traffic fatalities. 

Other Law Enforcement

Mohammed Al Zaffin
Major General Eng.
Dubai Police, United Arab Emirates

Zaffin

Throughout Major General Engineer Mohammed Al Zaffin’s career, he has held several critical positions related to traffic safety in the Dubai Police. Major General Zaffin has been credited for founding the Traffic Prediction Department, engaging in traffic safety lectures to stakeholders, providing guidance on policy and program implementation, and creating the Vision Zero project and the We Are All Police program. Over the years, Dubai has seen a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and dangerous traffic offenses due to Major General Zaffin’s efforts, particularly the Vision Zero initiative. His efforts have contributed greatly to Dubai and elevated communication strategies regarding traffic incidents and statistics as well as identifying the community’s role in improving traffic safety in the United Arab Emirates.

2019 Winners

State Agency

Warren Stanley
Commissioner
California Highway Patrol
Warren Stanley
Commissioner Warren Stanley was unable to attend due to the California wildfires. Receiving award on behalf of Commission Stanley: Assistant Commissioner Amanda Ray. 

Commissioner Warren Stanley began his career with the California Highway Patrol in 1982. He was promoted to sergeant and then lieutenant in 1998. After several more promotions and area changes, he was given the opportunity to become the Southern Division Commander. He championed youth programs, traffic safety programs, and community participation. Commissioner Stanley was also committed to furthering the Highway Safety Corridor Program, the Senior Volunteer Program, and the Designated Driver Program. He was integral in the implementation and funding of “Start Smart”, “Every 15 Minutes”, “California Amber Alert”, “Right Turn”, and “CHiPs for Kids”. Commissioner Stanley has helped California achieve a below-national-average mileage per death rate, and a 97% compliance rate for seat belt usage by motorists.

Other Law Enforcement

Mohamed Hassan Almismari
Captain
Fujairah Police General Headquarters, United Arab Emirates

fujairah

Captain Mohamed Hassan Almismari joined the Fujairah Police at 18 years old. He was then appointed as a traffic clerk where he received specialized courses in traffic crash investigation and management. He went on to become an officer for traffic accidents and investigation. He completed 5,500 traffic collision reports over 12 years. In 2001, Captain Almismari started the first Traffic Statistics Office of Fujairah where he collected data on 25,000 traffic accidents, 85 deaths, and 858 cases of simple, medium, and serious nature. In 2010, he graduated as a lieutenant and was appointed director of the Branch of Awareness and Traffic Information. While in command, he created a series of initiatives, the most important being the Preparation of Traffic Security Awareness program for school students. He also formed a team to coordinate with local partners to develop guidelines and instructions regarding the dangers of using a cell phone while driving.

2018 Winners

Local Agency

Scott Kristiansen
Sergeant (Ret.)
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Police Department

Scott Kristiansen

Law Enforcement Liaison Supervisor Scott Kristiansen has worked in traffic and highway safety for over 30 years. During his ten years leading the Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Police Department’s Traffic Unit as a sergeant, he updated department enforcement policies and began working with highway engineers to address crash patterns. After Kristiansen’s retirement, he worked with police departments on highway safety grants and took over as Director of the Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge program. He was appointed to the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Committee, serving as a member for over ten years and Vice Chair for two years. On his own time, Kristiansen has coordinated over 50 Traffic Safety "How-To" seminars, sharing his ideas and experiences with hundreds of law enforcement professionals throughout the state.

State Agency

Tracy Trott
Colonel (Ret.)
Tennessee Highway Patrol

Tracy Trott

Colonel Tracy Trott (Ret.), has served the Tennessee Highway Patrol since 1978 in assignments at all levels of the organization. As Colonel, Trott placed an emphasis on DUI enforcement, safety belt usage, and hazardous moving violations. As a result, Tennessee saw fatality rates fall lower than they had been in 50 years. His commitment to proactivity with enforcement efforts played a substantial role in this reduction in fatalities and, under his leadership, the department developed a lifesaving predictive analytics software program for vehicle crashes. Additionally, Colonel Trott has shared his knowledge and passion for traffic safety throughout the United States and beyond making meaningful contributions to the law enforcement profession.

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