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Lompoc police receives $30k grant for educational program

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 19:39:24-04

The Lompoc Police Department received a $30,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a one-year enforcement and education program.

The money will fund various activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads.

"We are thankful for the continued support from the California Office of Traffic Safety," Police Chief Joseph Mariani said. "The grant will allow our officers the opportunity to focus on the three E's of Traffic Management - Enforcement, Education, and Engineering. The safety of our citizens has been our top priority and with this grant it will improve the quality of life in our City."

Some of the programs include:

  • Traffic safety education presentations
  • Officer training to identify suspected impaired drivers
  • Conducting sobriety tests
  • Patrols targeting the primary causes of crashes

The grant-related activities are for the 2020 federal fiscal year which runs from Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020.