WAYLAND — Acting Police Chief Ed Burman is pleased to announce that the Wayland Police Department has been awarded a $21,820 grant through the state’s Municipal Road Safety Grant Program.
The Wayland Police Department will use this grant funding to purchase speed monitoring radars and to fund additional traffic enforcement patrols that focus on distracted driving.
The grant is part of $10.9 million in federal grant funding awarded by the Baker-Polito Administration earlier this month to 186 municipal and state agencies for road safety improvements. The grants are administered by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants & Research.
The grants provide police departments funding to address local traffic safety issues through enforcement, new equipment and novel traffic-safety programs. The goal is to support traditional enforcement activities and develop new strategies to reduce roadway crashes, injuries, fatalities, and associated economic losses in Massachusetts.
Since taking office in 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration has distributed approximately $70 million in highway safety grants. The grants provide equipment, training, and enforcement resources for local communities.