STOW 一 Chief Michael Sallese is pleased to announce that the Stow Police Department has been awarded $20,000 in grant funding to improve road safety.
The grant funds were made available by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and allocated by the Office of Grants and Research (OGR). This funding will be used to support the Municipal Road Safety Program, which assists in developing enforcement strategies to reduce roadway crashes, injuries, fatalities, and associated economic losses in Massachusetts.
The Department will use the grant for continued efforts to make Stow a safe community to visit and live, by increasing traffic enforcement efforts that are not possible within the municipal budget. These efforts include, but are not limited to: a traffic counter to further the efforts of Stow’s Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, additional opportunities for traffic and speed enforcement by officers, and increased community presence.
“With thank the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security for its continuous support of our public-safety efforts,” Chief Sallese said. “By increasing our ability to enforce traffic laws, this grant will in turn, make our roads safer for the community.”
About the FFY 2023 Municipal Road Safety (MRS) Grant Program
The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) allocated $5,000,000 in FFY 2023 grant funding to municipal police departments within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The grants are designed to provide substantial flexibility in addressing local traffic safety issues, allowing funding beyond enforcement to include equipment options and developing novel traffic safety programs.