Local police honored

From Mirror staff reports

Local police departments were honored Monday by AAA East Central for their efforts to increase highway safety for area drivers.

Platinum awards were presented to the Pennsyl­vania State Police Troop G, Hollidaysburg Borough and Duncansville police.

Another five local departments were recognized with either gold, silver or bronze awards.

“We are honored to recognize these local departments for their efforts in the Community Traffic Safety Program,” said Theresa Podguski, director of legislative affairs for AAA East Central. “Each organization has gone above and beyond their call of duty to make their community a safer place for motorists and residents.”

Altoona and Green­field Township police were each honored with gold awards, while the Blair County Sheriff’s Office was presented a silver award and bronze awards were given to Logan Township and Penn State Altoona police.