Police Officers were recognized on March 27, 2014 by The Governor’s Officer of
Highway Safety and M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) during the 10th
annual M.A.D.D. Golden Shield Honors Banquet.
This banquet recognizes officers all across the state of Georgia for
contributions to D.U.I. enforcement.
The award categories recognized officers for the number of D.U.I. arrests made in 2013. The categories are as follows; 24-49 arrests (bronze), 50-99 arrests (silver), 100-149 arrests (gold) and 150 plus arrests (red).
Master Patrol Officer Stephens, who is assigned to the D.U.I. Task Force,
was awarded the red pin for 151 arrests.
Officer Waldrop, who is also assigned to the D.U.I. Task Force, was
awarded with the red pin for 164 D.U.I. arrests. These officers were two of
only 19 across the state to receive the red pin award.
Officer Snively, assigned to uniform patrol,
was one of 30 officers across the state awarded with the gold pin for 103
The Smyrna Police Department as a whole received the award of “Agency D.U.I. Hero” for a grand total of 623 D.U.I. arrests in 2013. The Smyrna Police Department was the only agency in Cobb County which had officers who received the red pin award.