GLOUCESTER —Chief Edward Conley is pleased to announce that the Gloucester Police Department has been awarded a total of $24,930 in federal grant funds allocated by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research (OGR).
The Gloucester Police Department received a $24,930 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
“We’re incredibly thankful to have been awarded this funding, which will make a direct impact in supporting traffic enforcement and roadway safety efforts here in Gloucester,” Chief Conley said. “In particular, I’d like to thank Sen. Bruce Tarr and Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante for their continued support of our department and our community.”
The grant was 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 Gloucester Police Department is among more than 160 law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth that were awarded grant funding.