PRESS RELEASE: Police Department Awarded Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grant

Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at 10:02 AM

The Lake Havasu City Police Department was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to be used for conducting DUI and traffic enforcement operations. This grant provides the Lake Havasu City Police Department the ability to increase DUI enforcement capabilities by assigning personnel on overtime to concentrate on DUI and traffic enforcement activities.

This grant is being used mainly during holiday weekends, to concentrate on DUI and traffic enforcement in an effort to remove or deter impaired drivers from being on the roadway. This makes driving safer for all motorists.

This year’s grant began on October 6, 2014 and will extend through September 30, 2015. As of June 30, 2015, the assigned enforcement detail officers made 62 motorist contacts, investigated and made six arrests for DUI related crimes and issued 22 traffic citations.

As part of the grant safety contract, the police department is required to maintain and submit statistics to the GOHS.