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Posted on: January 31, 2017

AZ Governor's Office of Highway Safety

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In an ongoing effort to reduce the number of drug and alcohol-impaired drivers on our streets and highways, the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently awarded the Safford Police Department $7,500.00 in DUI Enforcement Grant Funding. This funding is specifically for Officer overtime and will be used during Eastern Arizona DUI Task Force and Departmental Enforcement details geared to target those driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

The Safford Police Department also received $5000.00 in Grant Funding from AzGOHS for Selective Traffic Enforcement (STEP) overtime. Through STEP funding, officers are able to focus additional hours on speed, seat belt, aggressive driving, child safety restraint and other traffic related violations. Included in the STEP funding, the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety provided $7500.00 for the purchase of speed-related equipment. This funding was used to purchase 2 handheld speed LIDAR and one in-car speed radar.

In addition to DUI and Traffic Enforcement, the Safford Police Department will be working with schools, community groups and media in an effort to increase awareness of the risks and consequences unlawful driving creates. This Grant is part of the ongoing cooperative effort that the Safford Police Department has enjoyed with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and GOHS Director Alberto Gutier to fund proactive and educational programs in in our City.
 
The Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) is the focal point for highway safety issues in Arizona. GOHS is a cabinet agency that provides leadership by developing, promoting, and coordinating programs; influencing public and private policy; and increasing public awareness of highway safety. For more information on AzGOHS, go to http://www.azgohs.gov/
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