Police receive $25,000 traffic safety grant

Dec 4, 2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the Dartmouth Police Department a total of $25,000 in federal grand funds, according to a Dec. 3 press release from the department.

According to the release, the funds will be used to purchase three handheld battery-operated radar units with spare batteries and chargers, and two pole-mounted solar powered speed enforcement signs. 

In addition, the funds will be put toward traffic enforcement patrols throughout the year.

The grants were part of $7.8 million in funding that the Baker-Polito Administration allocated on Dec. 2 to provide access to equipment and strengthen training, crime prevention and enforcement initiatives across Massachusetts.

In total, the federal agency provided $3.2 million to fund traffic enforcement campaigns, safety equipment, and non-enforcement activities to help reduce vehicle crashes and the resulting injuries and loss of life. 

According to the statement, the Dartmouth Police Department is among more than 160 law enforcement agencies across the commonwealth that were awarded grant funding.