Henderson Police Receive Grant For Joining Forces Program
October 06, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATRINA FARRELL, (702) 267-4596
Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson Police Department received a $220,000 grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety, to support their on-going participation in the Joining Forces traffic safety campaigns during the coming year.
With the grant, the Henderson Police Department will be able to team up with other area jurisdictions for a number of Joining Forces events from October 2020 through September 2021.
Joining Forces is a high visibility, multi-jurisdictional statewide effort to increase safety on Nevada’s roads by increasing enforcement and awareness of traffic laws including distracted driving, seat belts, speeding, and pedestrian safety.
Last year, the Henderson Police Department received $201,000 in grant monies to participate in the program from October 2019 through September 2020. During this timeframe, a total of 5391 citations, including 3901 citations for speeding violations, 266 citations for distracted driving, and 125 citations for red light violations were issued.
The Henderson Police Department will utilize the data from last year’s enforcement efforts to implement planned enforcement and awareness activities. Our goal is to reduce the number of traffic fatalities as well as decrease the incidents of impaired driving.
Whether you are a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian, the Henderson Police Department reminds everyone to make safety on our roadways a top priority.
Please contact Officer Katrina Farrell, Public Information Officer at 702-267-4509
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