The City of Santa Monica is taking a stand to reduce traffic related incidences and improve the city’s positioning in the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) by utilizing funds provided by a grant received by the OTS. (Staff report here)
Chief of Police, Timothy Jackman authored the report given to the Mayor and City Council.
Jackman recommended the City Manager approve the $159,403 grant to be used toward overtime operations.
These operations consist of a one-year Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) with “best practice” strategies for DUI checkpoints, saturation patrols, traffic and motorcycle operation.
The strategies in mind are designed to draw media attention to enhance the deterrent effect. This annual grant will enhance the Police Departments efforts to reduce the 700 plus fatal incidences of injury and fatal collisions as well as improving traffic in Santa Monica.
Overtime funds will renew or fund:
- 6 DUI/DL checkpoints and 10 DUI Saturation Patrols
- 12 Red Light, Intersection and Speed Enforcement Operations
- 2 Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations
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