MADD To Honor Melbourne Officer For DUI Arrests

By  //  July 8, 2014

ABOVE VIDEO: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a non-profit organization that seeks to stop drunk driving, support those affected by drunk driving, prevent underage drinking, and overall push for stricter alcohol policy. The Irving, Texas–based organization was founded in 1980 by Candice Lightner after her 13-year-old daughter was killed by a drunk driver.

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Melbourne Police Officer Brittney Skovsgard has been selected by the Florida Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) organization to be honored at their annual awards banquet for completing over 100 impaired driving arrests during 2013.

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Additionally, Officer Skovsgard will receive a MADD scholarship to attend specialized impaired driving enforcement training.

Officer Skovsgard has been serving with the Melbourne Police Department since 2010.

She quickly took on the role of Field Training Officer where she is currently responsible for training the department’s newest police recruits.

In 2013, Officer Skovsgard completed 103 impaired driving arrests which qualified her for the MADD century achiever recognition.

DUI enforcement is important to me,” stated Skovsgard. “Each time I make contact with an impaired driver, I am reminded that my stop may have just prevented serious injury to another or saved a life.

madd-logo-180Officer Skovsgard will receive her official recognition on August 1 at the 14th Annual MADD Florida Law Enforcement Recognition Dinner which will be held in Fort Lauderdale.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving offers direct, supportive services to victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes.

MADD’s Victim Services are free to those in need and trained victim advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They may be reached by calling 1-877-MADD-HELP.