The Salt River Police Department was recently awarded a total of $60,000 in grant funds from Director Alberto Gutier of the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
The grant awards will assist the Salt River Police Department in increasing its ability to detect impaired drivers and enforcement of traffic laws pertaining to aggressive driving, speeding, racing and red light running, according to a press release.
Additionally the Salt River Police Department will focus on increased community awareness about the dangers of impaired driving and speed in an attempt to reduce and prevent vehicle collisions.
The grants were from the following:
- $50,000 for DUI Enforcement Overtime. This grant will fund overtime pay to increase officers on the roadways enhancing impaired driving/DUI alcohol enforcement and education within the community.
- $10,000 for Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). This grant funded overtime pay to increase the amount of SRPD officers on the roadway enhancing speed enforcement throughout the community.
The grant awards are reflective of the Salt River Police Department’s commitment to improving roadway safety within the community, the release stated. The Salt River Police Department encourages everyone in the community to do their part in making our roadways safe by diligently obeying traffic laws and driving safely.
“The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Salt River Police Department are very appreciative of the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for selecting the SRPD to receive these grants,” said CHief Karl G. Auerbach, in the release. “These grant awards will assist the SRPD increase our ability and operations to better serve and protect our community through these grant paid overtime special operations to specifically detect DUI drivers and speeding drivers within the SRPMIC.”
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