Sen. Gresham announces Highway Safety Grants

 (NASHVILLE, TN), September 24, 2012  – State Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) said  today that she has been informed that numerous law enforcement agencies in District 26, which she represents, will receive substantial Highway Safety Grants.  The grants will be awarded to promote public safety on Tennessee roads, particularly to curb drunk driving. 
 
“I am very pleased that so many agencies in our Senate District will receive these grants,” said Sen. Gresham.  “These funds should help us in our efforts to make our roads safer and to curb the number of drunk-driving related crashes.”

The awards, which will be disbursed by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO), are provided to agencies that successfully applied for funding based on problem and statistical need.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides the funding for GHSO grants.  Applications were reviewed and scored by the GHSO and external highway safety advocates.  The agencies that met the criteria for funding received awards. 

The District 26 awards include:

Chester County

  • $175,617 to the Tennessee District Attorney General be shared with other counties in 26th Judicial District of Tennessee for DUI abatement and prosecution enhancement
  • $5,000 to the Henderson Police Department for high visibility law enforcement campaigns

Crockett County

  • $5,000 for the Bells Police Department to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $5,000 for the Alamo Police Department to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $5,000 for the Friendship Police Department to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns.

Fayette County

  • $25,063 for Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Sober Drivers Safe Streets Initiative
  • $5,000 for Somerville Police Department to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $5,000 for Rossville Police Department to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $5,000 for Gallaway Police Department to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $5,000 for Moscow Police Department to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $5,000 for Piperton Police Department to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $19,998 for Oakland Police Department Alcohol Saturation 2012-2013
  • $152,414 to the Tennessee District Attorney General be shared with other counties in Tennessee’s 25th Judicial District for DUI Prosecution Unit

Hardeman County

  • $175,617 for the Tennessee District Attorney General, 25th Judicial District for DUI abatement and prosecution enhancement
  • $24,952 to the Bolivar Police Department for “RID” Reduce Impaired Driving Program
  • $19,980 to the Middleton Police Department for the Middleton Alcohol Task Force
  • $15,000 to the Whiteville Police Department for OUR SPACE Program
  • 5,000 for Grand Junction Police Department to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $5,000 for Hardeman County Sheriff’s Department to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $19,700 to Toone Police Department for Wide Area Saturation Patrol “WASP”

Hardin County

  • $5,000 for the Saltillo Police Department to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $5,000 for the Crump Police Department to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $25,000 to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department for the Hardin County Alcohol Saturation Project
  • $203,394 for the Tennessee District Attorney General, 24th Judicial District for DUI prosecution enhancement

Haywood County

  • 15,000 for the Brownsville Police Department to support a network coordinator position
  • $22,568 for the Brownsville Police Department to support their Brownsville Alcohol Saturation Patrols / Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints
  • $5,000 to the Brownsville Police Department for high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $5,000 for the Haywood County Sheriff’s Department to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns

McNairy County

  • $5,000 to the Adamsville Police Department for high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $5,000 to the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department for high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $4,950 to the Selmer Police Department for high visibility law enforcement campaigns

Wayne County

  • $135,083 for the Tennessee District Attorney General, 22nd Judicial District to support DUI abatement and prosecution enhancement
  • $5,000 to the Collinwood Police Department for high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $20,031 to the Waynesboro Police Department for their Impaired Driver Reduction Program

Decatur County (New County to the District)

  • $5,000 to the Decaturville Police Department for high visibility law enforcement campaigns
  • $19,999 to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department for the Decatur County Alcohol Saturation Patrols / Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints

Henderson County (New County to the District)

  • $30,425 to Henderson County Sheriff’s Office for Henderson County Alcohol Saturation Patrol
  • $14,960 to Lexington Police Department for Network Coordination
  • $24,300 to Lexington Police Department for LPD DUI Countermeasures Project
  • $5,000 to Scotts Hill Police Department for high visibility law enforcement campaigns

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