CSDL Congratulates Delaware DMV
Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles Receives Identity Protection Award from the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License.
WASHINGTON - - The Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License (CSDL), a national non-profit crime prevention educational public charity based in Washington, D.C., presented its Identity Protection Award to the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Delaware Governor Jack Markell attended the ceremony yesterday, along with Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt and DMV Director Jennifer Cohan. Governor Markell congratulated the DMV for maintaining excellent customer service while meeting the federal driver’s license security rules of Public Law 109-13 (REAL ID).
CSDL President Brian Zimmer said, “Through a multi-year team effort, the Division of Motor Vehicles has enacted processes that guard against the considerable and growing risk of criminals stealing personal identity information. Together, the result has been many investigative referrals to law enforcement regarding potential imposters. That’s real protection for Delaware residents.”
Delaware is one of nineteen states meeting national driver’s license standards under Public Law 109-13. Delaware is one of only ten states authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to affix a gold star on their driver’s licenses and IDs.
“Delaware’s gold star driver’s licenses and IDs mean more than safety and travel convenience for state residents,” added Zimmer. “In addition to validating proofs of identity offered by the public, the DMV has systematically established new fraud prevention measures.”
About the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License:
The Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License is a 501 (c) (3) non-partisan, not for profit, crime prevention education public charity, supported by donor contributions from across the United States.
The CSDL slogan, “Working to protect the identity of every American”, embodies our commitment to higher standards for both government and private entities that issue identity credentials, especially state agencies that issue driver’s licenses and ID cards. CSDL undertakes research projects addressing best practices for DMVs, compliance with federal laws and regulations, identity fraud prevention and related identity management topics. CSDL provides research results and educational programs to the public and to state and federal officials and is a member of the Document Security Alliance and the American National Standards Institute.