By WBTW Staff Reports
The Conway Police Department has been awarded a federal highway safety grant to enhance its traffic unit.

The $86,148 grant will pay for the department to add two new officers as well as equipment.

According to a news release, the officers will focus on traffic enforcement and reducing the numbers of traffic accidents in Conway.

The grant for fiscal year 2008 is funded by federal dollars through South Carolina’s Office of Highway Safety, a division of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.