Having racked up nearly 100 driving-under-the-influence-related arrests so far this year, Glendale police Officer Bryan Duncan received special recognition Wednesday from the state for his efforts to make streets safer.
Duncan was one of a group of about 13 officers statewide who earned the Traffic Safety Excellence award from the California Office of Traffic Safety, said the agency’s director, Christopher Murphy, at Glendale Police Department headquarters.
Duncan was recognized in part for “all the time he puts toward helping his fellow officers … just trying to help them get more proficient in DUIs,” Murphy said.
Duncan’s proficiency in drug recognition is vital in removing DUI drivers from the roads, Murphy said. His work ethic and investigative and interviewing skills also were lauded.
Duncan, who Murphy described as “one of the top DUI officers,” also won a Mothers Against Drunk Driving award this year for his high number of DUI arrests.