Elkhart County Traffic Safety Partnership receives grant

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute awarded The Elkhart County Traffic Safety Partnership with a grant the amount of $105,875 to conduct several high-visibility enforcement campaigns designed to prevent traffic injuries and fatalities.  

The funding is a part of the state’s Comprehensive Highway Injury Reduction Program (CHIRP) and was provided by the National Traffic Safety Highway Administration.

The funds will be used to conduct overtime patrols and carry out several targeted enforcement campaigns throughout the year, including national mobilizations like ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’, ‘Click It or Ticket’ and ‘Stop Arm Violation Enforcement’.

ICJI Traffic Safety Director Robert Duckworth explained the goal of these efforts.

“When it comes to traffic safety, zero fatalities is the only acceptable number,” said Duckworth. “Until we get to that point, we’ll continue to work with our law enforcement partners to reinforce just how important it is to buckle up, drive sober and follow the speed limit.”

The Elkhart County Traffic Safety Partnership includes the following agencies from Elkhart County: Elkhart City Police, Goshen City Police, Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, Nappanee Police Department, Bristol Police Department and Wakarusa Police Department.

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