MADD Law Enforcement Recognition Awards to be presented virtually

MADD celebrates its 40th year with the MADD Law Enforcement Recognition Awards presented virtually across California from July 27th- 31st, 2020. MADD asks you to join these meaningful virtual events and to take a stand with MADD to be #OneMADDCalifornia. In our 40th year, as THE grass roots organization that started the cultural revolution that made drunk driving unacceptable, we ask that you take a stand with #OneMADDCalifornia to further a future with NO MORE VICTIMS. Donations will support the continuation of MADD California to provide underage drinking programs and services to victims and families of drunk and drugged driving at no cost. Opening the event to the public, at no charge, will enable more people to appreciate and recognize the commitment of law enforcement professionals and MADD to end impaired driving.

The MADD Law Enforcement Recognition Awards event has received outstanding reviews since its inception. MADD honors law enforcement officials for their continuous efforts in driving under the influence enforcement. This year, virtually, the event will recognize law enforcement with awards for the number of impaired driving arrests made annually. Each arrest is a life saved and MADD awards their service as they dedicate their lives to keeping our roads safe. Annually, this event is attended by legislators, key administrators, agency directors, sheriffs, chiefs of police, officers from all facets of law enforcement, government officials, district attorneys, impaired driving survivors and victims eager to show appreciation and support to all awardees.

“We recognize that there has been no pause for law enforcement during this pandemic and we are grateful to them. MADD touts that law enforcement are our natural partners and we are very proud of that natural partnership,” said Patricia Rillera, MADD California State Executive Director. “We know people are restless, but this is no time to get reckless. As we emerge from months of staying at home, make sure you always designate a non-drinking driver before you take the first drink — wherever you are. It’s very simple. If you drink, don’t drive. If you drive, don’t drink.”

MADD Law Enforcement Recognition Awards 2020 Dates

Monday, July 27, 2020

Los Angeles County LER 10:00 a.m.
Orange County LER 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Bay Area /Fresno County 10:00 am.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Inland Empire LER 10:00 a.m.
San Diego County LER 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Kern County LER 10:00 a.m.
Tri – Counties LER 2:00 p.m.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Sacramento County 2:00 p.m.

Drunk driving is the leading killer on our roadways and has claimed the lives of 1,069 people in California in 2018. Every single one of those deaths is one hundred percent preventable. In addition, driving while impaired by other drugs — legal and illegal — causes devastating and preventable tragedies. With all the options available today — rideshare apps, such as Uber, taxis, public transportation or family and friends who have not consumed alcohol — there’s no excuse to drive while impaired.

Since “Safer at Home” orders began in March, MADD California has continued to provide supportive services virtually to victims of drunk and drugged driving. Funds raised from #OneMADDCalifornia will support MADD’s research-based programs to end drunk and drugged driving, support the victims affected by impaired driving and prevent underage drinking. Statewide supporters can donate by calling (714) 838-6199 ext. 6691 or online donations can be made to the following areas:

Community and Law Enforcement supporters, corporations, and philanthropists are urged to pledge whatever amount they can.

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving:
Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD has helped to save more than 390,000 lives, reduce drunk driving deaths by more than 50 percent and promote designating a non-drinking driver. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® calls for law enforcement support, ignition interlocks for all DUI offenders and advanced vehicle technology. MADD has provided supportive services to nearly one million drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge through local victim advocates and the 24-Hour Victim Help Line 1-877-MADD-HELP. Visit www.madd.org or call 1-877-ASK-MADD.

This article was released by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.