Police receive thousands in state grant funds for road safety

Sep 21, 2022

The Dartmouth Police Department was awarded a $34,677 grant for road safety through the state's Municipal Road Safety Grant Program, chief Brian Levesque announced Wednesday.

According to a press release, the department will use this grant funding to purchase handheld speed monitoring technology and to fund additional traffic and speeding enforcement patrols.

The grant is part of $10.9 million in federal grant funding awarded by the state earlier this month to 186 municipal and state agencies for road safety improvements. 

Grants are administered by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants & Research. The goal is to support traditional enforcement activities and develop new strategies to reduce roadway crashes, injuries, fatalities, and associated economic losses in Massachusetts.