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Posted: November 23, 2020

Columbia Valley Officer earns spot on Alexa’s Team

Constable Andrew Henneberry of the Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment has been recognized for his efforts in removing impaired drivers from our roadways.

He was one of 38 officers in the Southeast District who earned the distinction of being on Alexa’s Team.

The Alexa’s Team program recognizes dedicated police officers across British Columbia who diligently work to reduce the number of drivers affected by alcohol or drugs on B.C.’s roads. The team is named for Alexa Middelaer who was killed by an impaired driver in 2008, while feeding a horse with her aunt in Delta, B.C.

Since its inception, Alexa’s Team has grown from 26 to over 2,900 new and returning Alexa’s Team members from the RCMP and Municipal Police Agencies from all regions of the province. Since 2008, an estimated 102,841 impaired drivers have been removed from B.C.’s roads for alcohol and drug related driving offences.

To be considered for Alexa’s Team, an officer must remove a minimum of 12 drivers from the road by way of an Immediate Roadside Prohibition, Administrative Driving Prohibition, Drug Recognition Evaluation or Criminal Code investigation in one year.

“We’re very fortunate to have Cst. Henneberry working in our detachment. He has a passion for traffic work and our communities are safer because of his commitment to road safety. Not only does Cst. Henneberry spend countless hours on our highways, he was also the driving force behind re-establishing our volunteer Speed Watch group and Citizens on Patrol,” said Sgt. Darren Kakuno, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander.

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