West Fargo Officer Receives Award
Officer Jason Balvik has been name the recipient of the Outstanding Safety Instructor Award by the North Dakota Safety Council.
The award was presented to Officer Balvik during the NDSC 38th Annual Banquet held at the Bismarck Civic Center Wednesday February 9th, 2011.
This award is given to a safety instructor who has taught a significant number of courses or students and who has shown true dedication to improving safety in North Dakota, as well as received high marks for their training style. Officer Balvik, currently assigned as a School Resource Officer at West Fargo’s 9th Grade Academy and Middle School, impacted 329 students with the Alive at 25 Defensive Driving Course. The NDSC states “we will never know how many lives Officer Balvik’s presentations may have saved.
Officer Jason Balvik has been with the West Fargo Police Department since April 2005 and formerly served as a patrol officer for Wahpeton ND Police Department. He currently is also a member of the Red River Regional Swat Team.