Senator Yager is pleased that several communities in 12th Senate District submitted successful Highway Safety Grant Applications

(NASHVILLE, TN), September 20, 2012  – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) said  today that he has been informed that 22 Highway Safety Grants have been awarded to law enforcement agencies in District 12, which he represents.  The grants will be awarded to promote public safety on Tennessee roads and curb drunk driving.  District 12 consists of Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, and Scott Counties.
 
“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.  The funds are essential in helping us curb drunk driving.  The grants should have a great impact in reducing the number of alcohol-related crashes.”

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 District 12 awards include:
 
Scott, Campbell, Union 

  • $153,156 to the Tennessee District Attorney General 8th Judicial District (shared with counties in 18th) for a Special DUI Prosecutor

Pickett

  • $192,566 to the 8th District Fentress Tennessee 13th Judicial District (shared with counties in 13th) for B.E.S.T. (Better Enforcement Stopping Tragedy) 

Campbell 

  • $5,000 to the Jacksboro Police Department for High Visibility Law Enforcement Campaigns 
  • $5,000 to Jellico Police Department for High Visibility Law Enforcement Campaigns 
  • $5,000 to LaFollette Police Department for High Visibility Law Enforcement Campaigns 
  • $5,000 to Caryville Police Department for High Visibility Law Enforcement
    Campaigns 
  • $24,999 to Campbell County Sheriff’s Department for Knockout Impaired Driving 

Scott

  • $5,000 to Oneida Police Department for High Visibility Law Enforcement
    Campaigns 

Fentress 

  • $5,000 to Fentress County Sheriff’s Department for High Visibility Law Enforcement Campaigns 
  • $14,987 to Jamestown Police for Department Network Coordinator 
  • $5,000 to Jamestown Police Department for High Visibility Law Enforcement Campaigns 

Morgan 

  • $5,000 to Wartburg Police Department for High Visibility Law Enforcement Campaigns 
  • $5,000 to Morgan County Sheriff’s Department for High Visibility Law Enforcement
    Campaigns 
  • $5,000 to City of Sunbright Police Department for High Visibility Law Enforcement
    Campaigns 

Rhea 

  • $13,732 to Dayton Police Department for Making an Impact in Dayton 
  • $25,000 to Rhea County Sheriff’s Department for Alcohol Saturation Patrols 
  • $5,000 to Spring City Police Department for High Visibility Law Enforcement Campaigns 

Roane 

  • $15,000 to Oliver Springs Police Department for High Visibility Law Enforcement Campaigns 
  • $25,600 to Roane County Sheriff’s Department for Network Coordinator 
  • $5,000 to Roane County Sheriff’s Department for A Safer Roane County Roane 
  • $5,000  to the Harriman Police Department for High Visibility Law Enforcement Campaigns
  • $5,000 to Kingston Police Department  for High Visibility Law Enforcement Campaigns  

“My work on the Transportation Committee puts me in close contact with the Departments of Transportation and Safety,” added Yager.  “I was pleased to support their budgets which contained the funds for these grants.”

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