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Scottsdale police nab highway safety grant

Posted 6/17/21

The Scottsdale Police Department received a grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in February to use funds for DUI enforcement, traffic enforcement, equipment, and training.

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First responders

Scottsdale police nab highway safety grant

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The Scottsdale Police Department received a grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in February to use funds for DUI enforcement, traffic enforcement, equipment, and training.

Related to Prop 207, according to a press release, grant funds will provide the Scottsdale Police Department with extra staffing for DUI saturation patrols to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads.

The money will also go toward extra training for officers on advanced DUI investigation techniques. Fourteen Talon II handheld radar devices were purchased and will enhance the Scottsdale Police Department’s ability to enforce traffic laws and promote traffic safety.

The radars will play an integral part in pedestrian and bicyclist safety throughout the city of Scottsdale, the release said, adding crash data retrieval hardware and software was purchased to enhance traffic safety through the City of Scottsdale.

These tools are used during crash and traffic related investigations, the release said of “integral information to enhance these investigations that otherwise might not be available.”

The city of Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Police Department noted its appreciation to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for its continued support in making the Scottsdale’s streets safe, the release added.

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