Abbotsford police officers named to Alexa’s Team

Nine officers recognized for their work reducing impaired driving in British Columbia.

Nine Abbotsford Police officers have been recognized for their work in reducing the number of impaired drivers on the road.

Nine Abbotsford Police officers have been recognized for their work in reducing the number of impaired drivers on the road.

Nine Abbotsford Police officers have been recognized for their work in reducing the number of impaired drivers on the road.

The officers are members of Alexa’s Team, named for Alexa Middelaer, who was killed by an impaired driver in 2008 when she was four years old.

The team consists of RCMP and municipal officers committed to reducing the number of impaired-driving deaths in B.C.

New measures were enacted in 2010 to combat drinking and driving in B.C., including the immediate roadside prohibition program.

Officers must complete a minimum of 12 impaired driving investigations in a year in order to qualify for the team.

Alexa’s Team members from the Lower Mainland were honoured at the Justice Institute of B.C. on April 13 for their work in reducing alcohol-related crashes.

Three Abbotsford Police constables were recognized as “All Stars” for conducting more than 25 impaired driving investigations: John Davidson, Davin Turner and Renae Williams.

Other Abbotsford officers honoured were: constables Larry Campbell, Jon Courtney, Jeff Gayger, Marc Lequesne, Michael Oakman and Leisa Shae.