Police get $41,500 grant for traffic safety

Boulder City Police Department recently received a $41,500 federal grant to continue its participation in Joining Forces.

The grant was awarded Sept. 9 by the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety. It allows the department to continue with the enforcement and education campaign that targets traffic safety issues that are the main causes of crash-related fatalities and serious injuries.

Boulder City police will join with law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions in 15 Joining Forces events in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. These events will focus officers’ efforts to increase seat belt use, ensure pedestrian safety, decrease distracted driving, encourage drivers to slow down, increase intersection safety and decrease impaired driving. This can include a greater police presence, checkpoints and public education.

According to a statement released by the Boulder City Police Department, it “shares the same goal as the other participating law enforcement agencies of zero fatalities.”

Local residents should be aware that, with few exceptions, any peace officer in Nevada can enforce laws in any part of the state, regardless of their home jurisdiction.

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