Traffic safety grant to help IMPD and other police forces

(WISH Photo/ Jason Harris)
(WISH Photo/ Jason Harris)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Officers in Marion County are getting a little help when it comes to keeping kids safe behind the wheel, and keeping drunk drivers off the streets.

The Marion County Traffic Safety Partnership received $22,000 from The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

The partnership brings together officers from Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Beech Grove, Lawrence, Speedway and Cumberland to focus on enforcing seat belt, child restraint and impaired driving laws.

They plan to use that money to buy traffic enforcement equipment, including new radar equipment and Portable Breath Tests.

During last year’s “operation pull-over” campaign, officers issued 30,000 citations.


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