DARTMOUTH — Chief Brian Levesque is pleased to announce that the Dartmouth Police Department has been awarded a total of $25,000 in federal grant funds allocated by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research (OGR).
The Dartmouth Police Department received a $25,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The funds from this grant will be used to purchase three handheld battery operated radar units with spare batteries and two chargers, and two pole mounted solar powered speed enforcement signs. In addition, the grant funds will be put toward traffic enforcement patrols throughout the year.
The grants were part of $7.8 million in funding that the Baker-Polito Administration allocated yesterday 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 Dartmouth Police Department is among more than 160 law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth that were awarded grant funding.