Payson Police Department Receives $7,000 Grant

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The Payson Police Department announced Wednesday that the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has awarded a $7,000 grant to enhance DUI enforcement in Payson.

The department will use the money to target aggressive and impaired drivers, speeding and enforce other highway safety laws with the goal of reducing injuries and fatalities, said Police Chief Don Engler.

Grant funds are part of an ongoing effort to make local roads and highways safer through a combination of traffic enforcement and public education.

Officers are taking a zero tolerance approach to driving under the influence, speeding and seat belt violations, Engler said in a press release.

“Our department has enjoyed a lengthy, positive relationship with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and has been awarded many grants that have been beneficial to the Payson area,” he said.

For more information about this grant or highway safety, contact Engler at (928) 474-5242 ext. 209.

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