Funding to support local law agencies; and enhance public safety

Upper Cumberland – Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton today announced $357,522 in Highway Safety Grant funding for agencies in Cumberland and Putnam Counties.

The funds will promote safety on local roadways, curb instances of drunken driving and improve safety coordination efforts between agencies across the Upper Cumberland region.

Awards and recipients include:

  • Crossville Police Department – $26,930 for Community-Based Traffic Safety Enforcement and Education.
  • Cumberland Co. Sheriff’s Department – $55,000 for Enforcement of DUI laws.
  • Fairfield Glade Police Department – $30,000 for a Senior Driver Safety Campaign.
  • Fairfield Glade Police Department – $20,000 for a Network Coordinator.
  • Monterey Police Department – $15,000 for Community-Based Traffic Safety Enforcement and Education.
  • Tennessee District Attorney General, 13th Judicial District – $210,592 for DUI Prosecution.

“I appreciate the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, our Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and our local agencies for their effective, committed partnership in securing these sizable grants,” said Speaker Sexton. “This funding will create new resources to support local police and our DA’s office in their ongoing efforts to improve public safety in our community.”

Over 370 federal grants exceeding $28 million in total have been awarded to law enforcement agencies and highway safety partners across Tennessee. These awards are provided to agencies that have successfully applied for funding that meets the required data-driven criteria and highway safety standards. Applications must align with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office’s (THSO) mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities. 

For more information on the THSO, please click HERE.

UCBJ file photo.

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