Posted on: October 3, 2014
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Press Release October 3, 2014

CLEARCREEKTOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES OVER $41,000 IN TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS Federal Funds from Ohio Traffic Safety Office Help Save Lives in Clearcreek Township (Clearcreek Township, OH) 

Chief of Police John Terrill today announced that the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $41,358.85 in federal traffic safety funding to the Clearcreek Township Police Department for federal fiscal year 2014. “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. Clearcreek Township has identified that impaired and distracted driving combined with excessive speed is impacting the safety and welfare of the citizens of our community. To save lives and improve the quality of life for our citizens, the Clearcreek Township Police Department will use the grant funds to increase traffic patrols and to enforce existing traffic laws as a deterrent to unsafe driving. 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 2014 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 onto