PCSD receives three grants from Governor's Office of Highway Safety | News
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) is the recipient of three grants from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).
PCSD was only one of several law enforcement agencies to apply for grant money provided by GOHS for traffic safety programs in their jurisdictions. Funds from the three grants, totaling $178,760, will go for the following programs:
One grant, from the Federal Highway Safety Administration section 410 Program, will go to PCSD’s DUI enforcement program. Allowing for more high intensity saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints, as well as providing information to the public about the dangers associated with underage drinking through programs like Operation Safe Graduation. With these grant funds PCSD will be able to purchase more portable breath testing equipment.
The two remaining grants, from Federal Highway Safety Administration Section 402 Program, will go to PCSD programs to increase awareness about seatbelt safety and child safety seat usage, as well as provide increased enforcement in school zones and around school buses across Pima County. PCSD will also be able to purchase additional equipment for motorcycle enforcement deputies to include four Laser speed detection devices and four additional police motorcycle helmets.