Mesa Police Department awarded six highway safety grants

January 11, 2018 at 9:46 am

The Mesa Police Department (MPD) Traffic Section was formally awarded four Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) grants for FY18. The following grants will support MPD's commitment to DUI enforcement and promoting safe roadways. The MPD received the following grant awards for FY18:

DUI Abatement Grant Program: $100,000
Support police personnel services overtime
DUI task force events
Employee related expenses to DUI enforcement

DUI Enforcement Overtime: $170,000
Continuous DUI enforcement
Major holiday task force
DUI enforcement related to patrol district projects

Traffic Enforcement Overtime: $86,500
Back to School enforcement
Speed enforcement

Accident Investigation Training: $8,678
Collision reconstruction training courses

Accident Investigation Related Materials and Supplies: $10,687
Desktop computers/monitors for Traffic Reconstruction Detectives

The Mesa Police Department (MPD) Crime Lab was formally awarded one Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) grant for FY18. The following grant will also support MPD's commitment to DUI enforcement and promoting safe roadways. The MPD Crime Lab received the following grant award for FY18:

Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (50% funded): $142,500
Equipment used to screen DUI Blood samples for intoxicating substances

GOHS is fundamental in the progress, direction and advancement in public safety programs throughout the state of Arizona. To accomplish set goals, GOHS awards grant funding to various law enforcement agencies, including fire departments and non-profit organizations. GOHS plays a critical role in maintaining safe roadways for its citizens.

MPD would like to extend its sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety for their continual support. GOHS allows for the success of City of Mesa safe streets and its citizens.

For more information about GOHS:

Contact: Detective Nikolas Rasheta
Public Information Officer
480-644-2025 Tel.