2014 December 19 Brownsville police win nearly $100,000 in traffic safety grants

Brownsville police win nearly $100,000 in traffic safety grants

Brownsville police win nearly $100,000 in traffic safety grants

Brownsville Police were assured that grant funding for special traffic campaigns will continue. Mayor Bill Rawls called a special meeting of the Brownsville Board of Mayor and Alderman Thursday to take action on the grants. The funding totals about $99,000.

Alcohol Countermeasures Grant
The grant provides the BPD with about $43,000. The money is used to fund sobriety checkpoints and will pay for three new in-car video systems and incentive items for school and community events.

Network Coordinator Grant
The $15,000 federal grant pays for officers in school zones and special events. Police will also buy a portable speed and message sign.

High Visibility Grant
Another traffic campaign initiative, the $5,000 federal grant pays for officers working special traffic campaigns. It also helps pay for traffic enforcement tools ranging from flashlights to traffic cones.

West Tn Drive Safe Grant
The money supports education and comes from the federal government. The $36,000 will pay for equipment including a driving simulator. A significant goal for the funding is to help young drivers understand the perils of distracted driving.

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