The Blacksburg Police Department was recognized for keeping the roads in the Town of Blacksburg safe.
It came in 3rd place in the Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge by the Virginia Association of Police.
It earned the award for the department's contributions to traffic safety in 2012.
The Blacksburg Police Department competed with other Municipal agencies throughout the Commonwealth in the Municipal 4 category, consisting of agencies with 51 to 75 sworn officers.
The Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge is the oldest state challenge awards program in the nation.