FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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KPD Awarded Overtime Traffic Enforcement Grant From LA Highway Safety Commission
KENNER — The Kenner Police Department has been awarded an overtime traffic enforcement grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. The grant, totaling $35,000.00, emphasizes enforcement against alcohol/impaired driving (DWI) and occupant protection (seatbelt/child restraint) violations by motorists in the City of Kenner. The funding will provide for overtime expenditures of Police Officers conducting patrols for such enforcement of these particular violations.
Besides enforcement patrols, the funding will also be utilized for Police Officers working overtime while conducting periodic DWI or occupant protection checkpoints throughout the grant period. Officers will also work overtime for this program during Special Wave Enforcement campaign periods that are scheduled as follows:
November 22-29, 2015 “Click It or Ticket”/Thanksgiving
December 18, 2015-January 3, 2016 Christmas/New Year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
January 29-February 9, 2016 Mardi Gras “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
April 22-28, 2016 “Buckle Up in Your Truck”
May 23-June 5, 2016 “Click It or Ticket” National Mobilization
June 30-July 4, 2016 Independence Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
August 18-September 5, 2016 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” National Mobilization
The grant period for this program commenced on October 1, 2015 and continues through September 30, 2016.