Anaheim, Calif. – The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of a grant awarded to the Anaheim Police Department. The $425,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will assist in Anaheim PD’s efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on Anaheim roads.
“These are trying times, and now more than ever, it is important that we are at the forefront of traffic safety,” Anaheim Chief of Police Jorge Cisneros said. “This funding allows us to educate and enhance the safety of all residents. Through education and behavior changes, we hope to create an environment that is safe and equitable for all road users in our community.”
The grant will provide additional programs and resources, including:
- DUI checkpoints and patrols focused on stopping suspected impaired drivers.
- High visibility distracted driving enforcement operations targeting drivers in violation of California’s hands free cell phone law.
- Enforcement operations focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of people biking or walking at risk.
- Enforcement operations focused on top violations that cause crashes: speeding, failure to yield, stop sign and/or red light running, and improper turning or lane changes.
- Community presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, impaired driving , speeding, bicycle and pedestrian
- Collaborative enforcement efforts with neighboring agencies.
- Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sob riety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).
The grant program will run through September 2023.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.