Local Law Enforcement Receive Grants

grant money2The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office has announced the Tennessee agencies that received grant awards totaling $17.8 million to support highway traffic safety efforts.
There are multiple elements that contribute to a safe roadway system, including an accurate traffic safety data collection and analysis system, well-trained and well-equipped law enforcement personnel, and effective emergency medical and trauma systems. A major part of roadway safety is educating motorists about laws and good driving behaviors.
Manchester Police Department was awarded $14,998. The money will be used to pay overtime on saturation patrols when they are trying to rid the roadways of drunk drivers. Plus the money will help buy body cameras for officers as well as traffic related equipment.
Tullahoma received a grant $14,932 for police traffic services. The department will have a new message board to be used at special events. The board will provide messages for special events to help people get around the city.
The Coffee County District Attorney’s Office will use their grant of $159,898 to pay the salary of the DUI prosecutor and his administrative assistant, as well as office supplies.