Senator Yager announces Highway Safety Grants for 12th Senatorial District

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), September 22, 2014  – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said  today he has been informed that ­­four Hi­­­ghway Safety Grants have been awarded to 25 law enforcement agencies in the 12th Senatorial District.  The grants support efforts to reduce the number of people killed and injured in traffic crashes in Tennessee.

 

“These awards are very important to our local law enforcement agencies,” said Sen. Yager.  “They will be put to good use in keeping our roads safer.  I commend all of our local law enforcement agencies for their successful applications for these funds and know that they will put them to good use in protecting the public.”

 

The grants include:

Campbell

  • $57,768.64 to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department for their Alcohol Enforcement program
  • $5,000.00 each to the Caryville Police Department, Jacksboro Police Department, Jellico Police Department and LaFollette Police Department High for their High Visibility Enforcement efforts

Fentress

  • $30,431.97 to the Fentress County Sheriff’s Department Fentress County for their Impaired Driving Enforcement program
  • $22,147.08 to the Jamestown Police Department for their Alcohol Enforcement program

Morgan

  • $5,000.00 each to the City of Sunbright Police Department, Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and Wartburg Police Department for their High Visibility Enforcement efforts

Pickett

  • $5,000.00 to the Pickett County Sheriff’s Office for their High Visibility Enforcement efforts

Rhea

  • $37,000.00 to the Dayton Police Department Technology and Manpower for DUI enforcement
  • $5,000.00 to the Graysville Police Department for their High Visibility Enforcement efforts
  • $41,105.50 to the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department for the Rhea Alcohol Countermeasures Enforcement (R.A.C.E.) program
  • $18,995.00 to the Spring City Police Department for their “DONUT” Determined On Neutralizing Under the influence Traveler’s program

Roane

  • $15,088.39 to the Harriman Police Department for DUI Check Patrol and Check Points Alcohol Enforcement program
  • $15,000.00 to the Roane County Sheriff’s Office for a Network Coordinator
  • $87,800.00 to the Roane County Sheriff’s Office for their A Safer TN through Saturations and Checkpoints program
  • $5,000.00 each to the Oliver Springs Police Department, Kingston Police Department, Roane County Sheriff’s Office and the Rockwood Police Department for their High Visibility Enforcement efforts

Scott

  • $5,000.00 each to the Oneida Police Department and the Scott County Sheriff’s Department for their High Visibility Enforcement efforts

Scott, Campbell and Fentress

  • $183,275.21 will be provided to the 8th Judicial District Special DUI Prosecutor to be shared with other counties in that district

Morgan and Roane

  • $184,073.06 will be provided to the 9th Judicial District DUI Prosecutor to be shared with other counties in that district

Pickett

  • $208,178.15 will be provided to the 13th Judicial District for their Better Enforcement Stopping Tragedy (B.E.S.T.) DUI Prosecution to be shared with other counties in that district.

 

Yager said the awards will be disbursed by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO).  The grants are provided to agencies that successfully applied for funding based on problem and statistical need.  Applications were reviewed and scored by the GHSO and external highway safety advocates.

 

“The funds are essential in helping us curb drunk driving,” added Yager.  “We hope that these grants will make an impact in reducing the number of alcohol-related crashes.”

 

 

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