Traffic safety grant to help IMPD and other police forces

(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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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