Prescott AZ (December 10, 2018) – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded grants totaling in excess of $51,000 from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). These monies will help YCSO enhance its efforts to keep roads safe throughout Yavapai County. The funding period is for the 2019 year grant cycle – October 2018 to September 2019.
The award includes-
$32,270.00 for DUI Enforcement which includes $30,000 to pay overtime for DUI Enforcement Details and $2,270 for five additional portable breath testing devices.
$18,214.00 for Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) which includes $8,000 to pay overtime for STEP Enforcement Details with an emphasis on speed and red light violations and $10,214 for two additional Radar Speed Display Signs.
Additionally, YCSO was awarded $1,000.00 for Bicycle Safety Education materials which are used extensively in the Right-by-Kids, Deputy Do-Right program. Through the YCSO Right-by-Kids program, specially trained Sheriff’s deputies facilitate bike safety classes at schools and community events while providing helmets to those in need of this important piece of safety equipment.
Sheriff Mascher wishes to thank the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for facilitating these funds which will have a direct impact in keeping Yavapai County roads safer for everyone. Although numerous special patrols will be scheduled thanks to this funding from GOHS, the Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone that DUI enforcement is a year-around focus. YCSO joins all local law enforcement agencies in encouraging Yavapai County motorists to drink responsibly, drive smart, and drive sober at all times.