Posted on: September 12, 2018
Tags: Police, Press Release

Federal Funds from Ohio Traffic Safety Office Help Save Lives in Clearcreek Township

(CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, OH) – Chief John Terrill today announced the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $47,437.78 in federal traffic safety funding to the Clearcreek Township Police Department for federal fiscal year 2019.

“Partnerships are critical to the success of any safety effort and we are committed to working with safety partners to address traffic safety concerns in Clearcreek Township,” said Chief Terrill.

The Clearcreek Township Police have identified that speed, distracted and unrestrained driving, as well as impaired driving are impacting the safety and welfare of the our citizens. To save lives and improve the quality of life for our citizens, the Clearcreek Township Police Department will use the grant funds to pay for overtime to provide additional targeted enforcement of the state traffic code, specifically those violations that we have identified as having an adverse effect on our citizens.

The funds are passed through OTSO from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support the efforts of safety partners statewide and focus on traffic safety priority areas such as restraint use, impaired driving, motorcycle safety and youthful drivers.

Competitive grant proposals are accepted and reviewed by OTSO. The FFY 2019 competitive grant process solicited grant proposals from state agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, hospitals, political subdivisions and other interested groups within selected Ohio counties and jurisdictions (based upon the number of fatal crashes).

For more information about OTSO and statewide efforts to improve safety on Ohio’s roadways, log