Hanshaw said he hopes the awards have the effect of letting residents know that their taxpayer dollars are being well spent by the department as well as reducing insurance liabilities for motorists who live in or out of town.
“We’re working to make the roads safer,” Hanshaw said.
Eleanor Baker, AAA regional manger for public affairs based in North Andover, praised Amesbury’s police force for its continued efforts to do just that.
“They have a strong program over there, they’ve been very much in the forefront for keeping roads safe for the motorists and their pedestrians,” Baker said. “We want to make sure they get the acknowledgment they deserve.”