ACTON — Police Chief Richard Burrows is pleased to announce the Acton Police Department has been awarded $25,000 in federal grant funds allocated by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research (OGR).
The Acton Police Department also received a $25,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The money will be used to install fixed radar speed signals as well as additional traffic enforcement patrols.
The grants were part of $7.8 million in funding that the Baker-Polito Administration allocated last week to provide access to equipment and strengthen training, crime prevention and enforcement initiatives across the Commonwealth.
The NHTSA provided $3.2 million to fund traffic enforcement campaigns, safety equipment, and non-enforcement activities to help reduce vehicle crashes and the resulting injuries and loss of life. The funds are allocated to local agencies by the OGR.
The Acton Police Department is among more than 160 law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth that were awarded grant funding.