Released on September 7, 2017 - 11:39am

Please join Mayor Craig A. Moe and Police Chief Richard McLaughlin in extending congratulations to PFC Joseph Kropff who has earned a 2017 Maryland Traffic Safety Specialist Award.


The TSS Award is given out by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. It recognizes officers across the state for their contributions to highway safety. Over 1,000 officers are currently enrolled in the program.


“Clearly these award recipients epitomize the spirit of the TSS program,” said Thomas J. Gianni, Chief of the Maryland Highway Safety Office. “Effective traffic enforcement translates to fewer crashes, fewer injuries, and fewer deaths on our roadways. Traffic safety is public safety, and we congratulate the awardees on their very distinguished achievement.”


“The TSS award acknowledges officers who have attained exceptional levels of experience, training and proficiency in highway safety and traffic enforcement methods and procedures.


Chief McLaughlin attended the luncheon in Linthicum, MD on September 6, 2017 as officers representing Law Enforcement agencies across the state received their awards.


“Officer Kropff is one of two Laurel Police officers enrolled in this program.  This award speaks volumes about his dedication to traffic enforcement and education.”


Mayor Moe added, “Congratulations to Officer Kropff on receiving the Maryland Traffic Safety Specialist Award.  I am very proud of his achievement and his professionalism.  The City of Laurel is thankful for his service and commitment.”

The TSS program is a collaborative project of the Maryland Highway Safety Office, the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, The Maryland Sheriff’s Association, and the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.  The program is funded through a grant by the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

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