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Redwood City Police Department receives $120K grant from state

Funds to go toward traffic safety measures and new officer training
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The Redwood City Police Department announced on Wednesday that it had received a $120,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

According to an RCPD spokesperson, the grant will cover the costs of new programs and resources, which are expected to increase safety on the road.

The grant will help provide resources to increase the number of DUI checkpoints carried out by patrolling officers. It will also allow for retraining or recertifying officers in their ability to assess Standard Field Sobriety Tests, learn Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, and identify the effects of different drugs on an impaired driver. 

The grant will also provide an increase in the enforcement against other dangerous driving behaviors. These behaviors include violating California’s hands-free cell phone law, speeding, failing to yield, and hazardous lane changing. 

Additionally, the grant will cover the expenses of both community presentations on various traffic safety issues and the expansion of collaboration between the RCPD and other local police departments. 

Redwood City Police Chief Dan Mulholland reiterated the importance of these traffic safety measures. 

“Impairment, speeding and other dangerous driving behaviors jeopardize the safety of other people on the road," Mulholland said. 

He added that the grant could lead to a less dangerous environment for Redwood City drivers. 

The program is expected to run through September 2023.    


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