Posted on: October 10, 2013
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Press Release October 10, 2013

CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP POLICE RECEIVE $37,732.20 IN TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS – Federal Funds from Ohio Traffic Safety Office Help Save Lives in Clearcreek Township


Chief John Terrill today announced the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $37,732.20 in federal traffic safety funding to the Clearcreek Township Police for federal fiscal year 2013. “Partnerships are critical to the success of any safety effort and we are committed to working with our state and federal traffic safety partners to address traffic safety concerns in Clearcreek Township,” said Chief Terrill. The Clearcreek Township Police have identified that unsafe and impaired driving, coupled with the lack of safety restraint usage is impacting the safety and welfare of the citizens of Clearcreek Township. To save lives and improve the quality of life for our citizens, the Police Department will use the grant funds to provide for high visibility traffic enforcement at strategic times throughout the next twelve months. The goal of this increased enforcement is to decrease traffic fatalities, alcohol related traffic crashes, and motorcycle related crashes. Another goal is to increase seat belt and child safety restraint usage. 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 2013 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 the Ohio Traffic Safety Office and statewide efforts to improve safety on Ohio’s roadways, log on to