The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of a grant awarded to the Long Beach Police Department. The $580,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will assist in the Long Beach Police Department’s efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on Long Beach City roads.
“We care for our community’s wellbeing and it is important that we are at the forefront of traffic safety,” Long Beach Police Chief, Robert Luna said. “This funding allows us to educate and enforce in an effort to enhance the safety of all of our residents.”
The one-year grant is for the 2021 federal fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021.
The grant will fund a variety of traffic safety programs, including:
“Through education and behavior changes, we hope to create an environment that is safe and equitable for all road users in our community,” Traffic Lieutenant Kris Klein said.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California OTS, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.