Longview Police Department awarded traffic enforcement grant

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The Longview Police Department has again been awarded a Comprehensive Selective Traffic Enforcement grant through the Texas Department of Transportation.
The $75,271 federal grant will allow the police department to use off-duty police officers for additional traffic enforcement, targeting driving while intoxicated, speeding, intersection-related violations and occupant restraint violations, the police department reported. The city must provide funds of $15,589 for a total project budget of $90,860. The police department reported that's about a 30 percent increase in the 2007-2008 project.