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11/28/2013 8:30:00 AM
Local law enforcement gets grant money for DUI patrols

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has awarded grant funds to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office and Prescott Valley Police Department.

YCSO received $16,500, which will be used for "deputy overtime and associated expenses to cover at least 20 targeted DUI enforcement operations," spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said.

Prescott Valley Police were awarded two grants totaling $35,000, Sgt. Brandon Bonney said.

One, for $25,000, will be used for DUI enforcement and education.

"This will assist in paying officers to target impaired drivers and educate the community," Bonney said.

The second grant, $10,000, will pay for "selective traffic enforcement and equipment," Bonney said.

He noted that one of the goals of publicizing the DUI task forces is to try to reach "100 percent voluntary compliance" with the law.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Article comment by: Grant Money Needed

Grant Money as such is needed to pay for extra staffing and overtime used in DUI check points. This money is given pursuant to a demonstrated need and does not need to be paid back, saving local taxpayer cost. As for the other grant, those monies are needed for additional coverage in training and educational needs for both the department and public. If you would rather want to have the local taxpayer pay for this you are welcome to make donations. This area is full of meth, coke, alcohol users and abusers and I welcome anything they can do to make our roads and streets safer for the motoring public. Now if the local police can do anything about the left lane huggers, cell phone talkers while driving, fresh red light runners and traffic impeders in the left lane, driving around here would be much safer.

Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013
Article comment by: r b

Why do they need extra money to do their jobs??

Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Article comment by: Un Impressed

DUI enforcement is an absolute priority. I support it and believe in zero tolerance. But.....grants like this do very little beyond providing a cash bonus to deputies and officers working overtime. Countless studies nationwide over the years have shown marginal success regarding increased arrests and/or reductions in DUI related accidents following grant funded enforcement operations.








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