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Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Received Several Grants From GOHS During 2014

Grants Helped DPS Focus on Safer Roadways in Arizona

Thursday, May 22, 2014 -

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The Governors Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has been generous over the years with grant funding awarded to DPS. Once again, GOHS stepped up to the plate in the grant fiscal year of 2014 by awarding DPS with over $1,000,000 in grants.

Grants provided to DPS included the following:

Funding for a DUI warrant round-up squad whose sole job is to arrest people who have outstanding warrants for DUI.

Funding for Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), Field Sobriety Testing, and Drug

Recognition Expert Training.

Funding of overtime for officers dedicated to impaired driving enforcement.

Funding for eleven new patrol motorcycles.

Funding for statewide seatbelt and child restraint enforcement.

Funding for aircraft speed enforcement details in collaboration with DPS Highway

Patrol Officers.

Funding for speed enforcement equipment, radars and LIDAR.

Funding for statewide distracted driving enforcement.

Funding for six breath alcohol testing machines and overtime for criminalists to

analyze samples.

These grants allow DPS to focus on the most dangerous violations of Arizona traffic laws that lead to injury or fatal crashes.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.