Trenton Police Officer Matt Preston recognized for efforts in traffic safety and enforcement

Matt Preston

Trenton Police Officer Matt Preston was nominated by Chief Tommy Wright to be in consideration for an award called the “Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Advisory Council Officer of the year.”

This award is designed to recognize an officer in Missouri who has demonstrated significant efforts in traffic safety and enforcement.

Although Preston was not chosen as the traffic safety officer of the year, Chief Wright stated he was recognized by the advisory council for his efforts and accomplishments in traffic safety and enforcement at Trenton.

According to the advisory council web site, officers receiving the statewide awards were Sergeant John Rollins of New Franklin, Officer Jared Swann of Joplin, and state trooper Aaron Engelhart of the highway patrol.

The law enforcement traffic safety advisory council considered many nominations of peace officers from across the state. That council was founded in 1974 by the Missouri Department of Public Safety.

This weeks’ selective traffic enforcement efforts at Trenton focus on three streets. Additional attention will be focused by Trenton police ob traffic now through Sunday on Normal Street, West 10th Street, and on 9th Street.