AAA Northeast recently honored the Darien Police Department with a Gold Award for the department’s traffic safety programs. In addition, the Hamden-based auto club recognized Officer T. Court Isaac, a AAA driving improvement instructor, as a AAA Traffic Safety Hero.

Officer Isaac teaches driver improvement classes to senior drivers at the police department. He also is very much engaged with the youth of Darien where he’s involved with SADD – Students Against Destructive Decisions – and attempts to educate youth about the dangers of underage drinking and driving. A department motor officer, Officer Isaac also directs Operation DHS, a program that notifies school officials of moving violations by students traveling to and from school and the “Cops & Kids” middle school adventure program that focuses on driving and school bus safety.