Sent on 11/5/2018 3:34:33 PM
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department was recently awarded four (4) grants, totaling $151.300.00, from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (AZGOHS). The Sheriff’s Department proudly cultivates and maintains a strong reputation with the AZGOHS based on a history of hard work, aggressive enforcement, and appropriately utilizing the funds that have been awarded within the established grant guidelines. In the past, using this important grant funding, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department has been able to successfully and consistently conduct a wide variety of traffic safety operations, sobriety checkpoints, and high-intensity saturation patrols which focused on DUI enforcement. Using our most recent grant funding, we will be able to continue the above-mentioned efforts as well as take advantage of new opportunities. This year’s funding will be used to support efforts such as increasing the public’s awareness about the dangers of underage drinking (Operation Safe Graduation), and occupant protection (Car Seat Safety Events, Click-it or Ticket – Buckle-Up Arizona, and National Child Passenger Safety Week). The Sheriff’s Department also received grant funds for Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety, including for Operation BUS and School Zone Enforcement. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for their continued support, and its mission to take impaired drivers off our roadways and helping to make our community a safer place to live.