Police awarded
three grants
The Hampton Police Department was recently awarded three different grants, including one to conduct driving-under-the-influence (DUI) enforcement patrols in town.
Selectmen at their last meeting voted to accept all three grants totaling more than $60,000.
Deputy Chief Richard Sawyer said the DUI enforcement grant came from the N.H. Highway Safety Agency. It will allow police to conduct six patrols at six hours apiece in town.
The second grant received will allow police to conduct 22, four-hour patrols for speed enforcement along the Route 101 corridor.
"The primary initiative of that grant is speed enforcement on Route 101 due to the number of accidents and fatalities that have occurred," said Sawyer about the grant from the N.H. Highway Safety Agency.
The last grant the department received was a $51,098 Justice Assistance Grant.
Sawyer said the grant was coordinated by the Rockingham County Sheriff's Department, along with the Portsmouth Police Department.
"This grant will allow us to do quality-of-life and traffic enforcements, as well as a crime reduction and diversion program," Sawyer said.