Area Police Get Grant Money

Gov. Bill Haslam announced this week that police departments in Manchester, Tullahoma and Coffee County Sheriff’s department received funding to support highway safety. Manchester Police received $5,000 grant for equipment and a $25,000 grant for overtime for traffic safety and DUI checkpoints. Tullahoma Police is receiving $14,976, which will be used for DUI checkpoints, saturation patrols and selective traffic enforcement. The sheriff’s department received $35,022 saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides the funding for the programs statewide.