Oct 19, 2023: PVPD Receives Multiple Grants for Highway, Streets Safety
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety awarded four new grants for the Fiscal Year 2023/2024 to the Prescott Valley Police Department, all of which promise to improve safety on local streets and highways. The Prescott Valley Police Department would like to thank the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for partnering with us to improve the safety of the roadways in and around Prescott Valley.
The first grant, in the amount of $35,289, is designated for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) which also allows law enforcement to provide overtime, equipment, materials and supplies. Due to normal calls for service, it is often difficult to staff selective enforcement.
The second grant, in the amount of $58,792, is for DUI/Impairment Overtime, Materials & Supplies. This funding goes to staffing of DUI task forces, local DUI patrols, underage alcohol consumption and the numerous specific supplies that are required of a successful DUI prosecution, such as blood kit tubes and phlebotomy supplies.
The third grant is designated for Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Enforcement Overtime, Materials & Supplies in the amount of $18,081. This grant makes it possible to place traffic officers in areas where most crashes occur and where violations are most dangerous.
The fourth grant, in the amount of $16,853 will focus on occupant protection prevention activities and education at schools, daycares, and other public events. The occupant protection grant also provides funds to purchase car seats to hand out to those who may need one.
Analysis of prior grant funding has proven that the ability to allow officers to focus on a specific issue of concern translates to remarkably effective results, which we look forward to continuing in the years to come. GOHS grants such as these are very effective tools in keeping our streets and highways safe.
Remember: If you see reckless drivers, pedestrians, or bicyclists, immediately contact law enforcement.
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, and 911 for emergencies. Yavapai Silent witness is 1-800-932-3232.
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