Seneca Falls STOP DWI Officer of the year

On March 8th 2016, Officer Brad Clouston was honored during an awards banquet sponsored by Seneca County STOP-DWI for his contributions towards DWI enforcement in Seneca County. Officer Clouston, a 2 year member of the Seneca Falls Police Department, is currently assigned to the departments road patrol. In 2015, while primarily assigned to the 7A-7P shift, Officer Clouston lead the agency with 844 calls for service; 10 DWI’s and 85 criminal arrests. Officer Clouston was also the departments second leading Officer in traffic stops with 476 and second leading officer in traffic tickets issued at 255. These efforts have made a noticeable and positive impact on the public safety of the residents and visitors of the Town of Seneca Falls.In addition to Officer Clouston’s enforcement achievements he is a certified Police Instructor and currently the departments Defensive Tactics instructor. Officer Clouston also teaches Defensive Tactics to new Police Recruit’s at the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy. “I commend Officer Clouston, and the members of the Seneca Falls Police Department for their diligent efforts to take intoxicated and otherwise dangerous drivers off our streets. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a choice that is never acceptable or appropriate and we are committed to preventing the tragedies stem from that decisions to drive intoxicated,” said Chief Peenstra. The Seneca Falls Police Department has made 67 DWI related arrests to date. The members of the Seneca Falls Police Department remain diligent on DWI enforcement. This year, Clouston was in contention with 5 other members of the police department for the STOP DWI Officer Of The Year award. The Seneca Falls Police Departments has lead Seneca County in DWI related arrest for the last 4 out of 5 years.Each year local law enforcement agencies receives funds through the county’s STOP-DWI program to conduct additional DWI crackdown patrols within their municipalities. The Seneca County STOP-DWI program is governed by New York State statute and funded through fine revenues generated by DWI convictions within Seneca County.

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