The Long Beach Police Department received a $538,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a one-year enforcement and education program. The money will fund various activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads.
“Our department shares a common goal with OTS, to save lives through traffic safety efforts,” said Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna. “Whether it is through community education, officer training, or enforcement efforts, our partnership with OTS and grants such as this allow us to help further our vision of a safe city for all people.”
The grant-related activities are for the 2020 federal fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020.
The funding from the OTS will be used for numerous programs, including:
“Getting in a vehicle remains one of the most dangerous things we do,” OTS director Barbara Rooney said. “We must continue to work with our partners in law enforcement to shift that realization and make traveling on our roads safer.”