Congratulations to two of Newton's finest for receiving awards at the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau Conference in June.
Officer Andrew Shinkle (left) was awarded the Iowa Central Region Drug Recognition Officer of the Year for his enforcement efforts investigating drug impaired drivers. Officer Shinkle is a certified drug recognition expert and he conducted over 21 evaluations in 2021, which was the highest number of evaluations in Iowa’s central region.
Officer Nathan Winters (right) was awarded the Commissioner’s Special Award For Traffic Safety for his efforts in educating the public on traffic safety related issues and his focus on enforcing impaired driving offenses. Officer Winters conducted 731 traffic stops and arrested 38 impaired drivers in 2021.
Congratulations to both officers for your hard work in keeping our roadways safe.