An in-state insurance pool for municipal governments has recognized West Jordan's public safety department for driving more than 500,000 miles without being liable for an accident.

Bryce McEuen, executive director of the Utah Risk Management Mutual Association, presented the 1988 Director's Award for Vehicle Safety to acting chief Ken McGuire.McEuen said West Jordan is the only city insured by the association to receive the award for 1988. Perhaps more important to the city is the rate decrease that will follow the safe driving record, he said.