CA awards $69K to Apple Valley Police Department for Traffic Safety

Published on

Apple Valley Police Department receives traffic safety grant

APPLE VALLEY – The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) awarded $69,960, announced on October 7, to the Apple Valley Police Department to focus on unsafe driving behavior and increase road safety.

“The public safety in our community has always been a top priority of this council,” said Town of Apple Valley Mayor Pro Tem Art Bishop. “Ultimately, this grant will increase our ongoing efforts of traffic control and pedestrian safety, as well as new community outreach programs and services. We have a great team of officers at our station and these additional services will reflect the incredible work they continue to provide to our town.”

The new grant will provide the Apple Valley station with additional funding for increased DUI patrols, officer training, community presentations and other additional traffic safety efforts.

Apple Valley’s DUI special patrols will focus on impaired drivers, California’s hands-free cell phone law and other behaviors that put pedestrians and bicyclists at risk.

RELATED: LA Co. Sheriff recommends Apple Valley Speedway and others for racing

According to the OTS 2021 annual report traffic fatalities increased 3.4 percent from 3,719 in 2019 to 3,847 in 2020.

The agency annually funds over $80 million dollars in evidence-based education, enforcement programs and technologies designed to make California’s roadways safer. OTS says they are “determined to identify and overcome new traffic safety issues as travel habits change and transportation technologies emerge.”

The grant to the Apple Valley Police Department was just a portion of the $1,050,000 grant OTS awarded to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

The grant funding will run through September 2023. Public Entities are eligible to submit applications for funding yearly, due January 31.

For more information about the OTS grant, contact the Apple Valley Police Station at (760) 240-7400. For more information about the OTS grant program visit https://www.ots.ca.gov/grants/

spot_img

Latest articles

Victorville awards first recipients of new fire academy scholarship amid wildland firefighter shortage

VICTORVILLE – The city of Victorville in partnership with Victor Valley College (VVC) Foundation,...

Coach Prime Deion Sanders recruiting players for new team on Twitter: ‘I ain’t hard to find’

NATIONWIDE – New coach for the University of Colorado (CU) Buffaloes “Coach Prime” Deion Sanders, took to Twitter, Wednesday, in hopes of finding new players for the team.

San Bernardino County offering $50 Drone Pilot Certification and Training

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY – San Bernardino County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) is offering an 8-day Drone Pilot Certification and Training course for $50, this coming February 2023.

Victorville and Hesperia make top 100 Boomtowns in America for 2022

VICTORVILLE – SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company, listed Victorville and Hesperia in their top 100 list of Boomtowns in America for 2022.

More like this

Victorville awards first recipients of new fire academy scholarship amid wildland firefighter shortage

VICTORVILLE – The city of Victorville in partnership with Victor Valley College (VVC) Foundation,...

Victorville and Hesperia make top 100 Boomtowns in America for 2022

VICTORVILLE – SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company, listed Victorville and Hesperia in their top 100 list of Boomtowns in America for 2022.

Barstow High School Aztecs marching band performing at the Alamo Bowl

BARSTOW – WorldStrides, an educational travel and experiential learning company, announced that Barstow High School Aztecs marching band was selected to perform at the Alamo Bowl, December 29, in San Antonio Texas.