PRESS RELEASE – Police Department Awarded Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grants

 

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The Lake Havasu City Police Department was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) DUI Abatement Council 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.

The Lake Havasu City Police Department was also awarded a $40,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to be used for equipment and software to implement a mobile citation and crash investigation module in the patrol vehicles.

These grants became effective October 25, 2016, and will extend through September 30, 2017. 

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