Officer of the Month – May 2020

MADD May Law Enforcement Officer of the Month
Lieutenant Victor Tyson
Pooler Police Department, Pooler, Georgia

LT Victor Tyson is the Traffic Commander for the Pooler Police Department in Pooler, Georgia. He is a certified Drug Recognition Expert, Field Sobriety Test Instructor, and a Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist. He is also certified in both LIDAR and RADAR and is a certified car seat technician.

LT. Tyson hosts and educates officers not only in his municipality, but in other jurisdictions as well, on the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing that will assist officers in the removal of impaired drivers from Georgia roadways.

Under his command, there was a 34% increase of DUI drivers removed from the roadways in the Pooler area compared to the previous year. In September of 2019, LT Tyson helped to secure a $26,000 grant to purchase a DUI simulator. This simulator includes items to educate the community and schools on how alcohol and marijuana effects a person when they are operating a motor vehicle.

His traffic unit also uses that equipment to partner with MADD to speak to military members about the consequences of their actions if they use alcohol or drugs when they drive or drink underage. Anytime that MADD has ever needed assistance with an event in the community, they can reach out LT Tyson and his unit and they are more than willing to help with anything MADD needs.

Since 2012, LT Tyson has received (2) DRE 50+ Evaluation Pins, (4) 25+ DUI Pins, (2) 50+ DUI Pins, and (1) Agency of the Year Award.

MADD thanks LT. Tyson for his dedicated work in removing impaired drivers from our roadways. We are proud to select him as the May Officer of the Month!

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