The Chandler Police Department has received a $155,587 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to fund numerous traffic safety related programs for the period beginning October 25, 2018, through September 30, 2019.
- The Department’s Traffic Section will use $18,500 of this grant to fund two civilian motorcycle training courses. These courses are designed to educate the public on the safe operation of a motorcycle and will be administered and facilitated by members of the Department’s Traffic Section.
- $67,087 will fund officer overtime to work DUI enforcement during select times of the year when impaired driving increases. Officers selected under this funding are specially trained in DUI detection methods, which includes the detection of illicit and prescription drugs ingested into the human body. Monies from this sub-total will also fund phlebotomy supplies & the purchase of 10 portable breath testers (PBT).
- The Department’s Traffic Section will use $40,000 to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws. During select times of the year, officers from the Traffic Section will increase enforcement efforts to drive home the message: Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law!
- Finally, $30,000 will be used to fund Know Your Limit, a non-enforcement program designed to educate the public on the effects alcohol has on an individual’s blood alcohol level with the goal of providing alcohol awareness to those who have consumed alcoholic beverages and help them to make informed choices before they get behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Please remember to always wear your seatbelt and call for a ride when alcohol consumption is part of your plans.