The National Association of Counties (NACo) presented two Achievement Awards to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office over the weekend, officials announced Monday.
LCSO received awards in the Criminal Justice and Public Safety category for its Prescription Delivery and Intersection Crash Reduction programs.
NACo gives awards each year in 18 different categories “that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide,” LCSO said in a press release.
“I am proud of the work that the members of this agency do on a daily basis and to be recognized on a national level,” Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman (R) said in a prepared statement.
Announced in April 2020 and continuing today, the Prescription Delivery Program serves senior citizens and others who are more vulnerable to COVID-19 with medication.
Deputies have delivered more than 300 prescriptions since the program’s inception so at-risk residents can stay home and safe from the virus, according to officials.
The Intersection Crash Reduction program — a partnership with the Virginia State Police and the Virginia Department of Transportation — also began last year.
The agency intended to use the program to teach residents the perils of distracted driving and other risky behind-the-wheel behavior, officials said.
LCSO reports a 50 percent drop in crashes at several of the most crash-prone intersections in the county and a 35 percent drop in crashes overall as a result.
“These achievement awards are a testament to our dedication and commitment to the residents of Loudoun County,” Chapman said.