Scottsdale police receive $100K DUI enforcement grant

An officer using a breathalyzer. (photo by Scottsdale Police Department)

An officer using a breathalyzer. (photo by Scottsdale Police Department)

The Scottsdale Police Department has been selected as a grant recipient from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for the 2016 Fiscal year.

This grant will assist the Scottsdale Police Department with a continued focus on the prevention, detection, apprehension and prosecution of impaired drivers.

Grant 2016-AL-039 will fund $100,000 in personnel services and employee related expenses to support and enhance Impaired Driver/DUI alcohol education and enforcement throughout the city of Scottsdale to include “Know Your Limit” details, DUI task forces, and entertainment district alternative transportation details, according to a press release.

The goal is to increase traffic enforcement and education, subsequently decreasing the number of impaired drivers on the roadway. Ultimately, the department’s goal is to decrease the number of collisions related to impaired driving.

The Scottsdale Police Department will meet the above objective by continuing to increase DUI Task Force Saturation patrols, both in frequency and staffing, the release stated. Furthermore, the department will use “Know Your Limit” details and the Alternative Transportation Safety Program to increase awareness and highway safety throughout the city of Scottsdale and Maricopa County.

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