Posted on: October 12, 2012
Tags: Police, Press Release

 Press Release October 12, 2012

Clearcreek Township Police Receive $27,402.70 in Traffic Safety Grants

– Federal Funds from Office of Criminal Justice Services Help Save Lives in Clearcreek Township

 CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, OH – Chief John Terrill today announced the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) awarded $27,402.70 in federal traffic safety funding to the Clearcreek Township Police for federal fiscal year 2012.

“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 OCJS 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 OCJS. The FFY 2012 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).

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