Bedford, VA - Bedford Police took home 3rd place in the National Law Enforcement Challenge. The award is for the department's traffic enforcement efforts.
Officers just returned from Philadelphia, where they were presented a plaque.
The department has been recognized on the state level before, but this is their first national award.
"It just means that our roads are safe," said Lt. Todd Foreman. "We're keeping people from being injured on the highways and roads in the Town of Bedford."
The department has 24 sworn officers and was judged against other small departments.