The Antioch Police Department was recently awarded a $53,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). This grant will assist in the Antioch Police Department’s efforts to reduce Antioch roadways’ deaths and injuries. Traffic safety has always been a top priority for our agency and community, and we are confident this grant will assist us in reaching our traffic safety goals. The one-year grant is for the 2021 federal fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021. The grant will fund a variety of traffic safety programs, including:
- Grant Awarded Patrols with emphasis on alcohol and drug-impaired driving prevention.
- Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of California’s hands-free cell phone law.
- Patrols with emphasis on the education of traffic rights for bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Patrols with emphasis on motorcycle safety Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of primary causes of Community education presentations on traffic safety issues such as Collaborative efforts with neighboring agencies on traffic safety priorities.
- Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug crashes: excess speed, failure to yield, failure to stop at stop signs/signals, improper turning/lane changes. distracted driving, DUI, speed, bicycle, and pedestrian safety. Recognition Expert (DRE)