Huntington Park Police Department awarded $50,000.00 Grant From the OTS

Huntington Park, CA

                                                                         

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     

Lieutenant N. Castelli, ncastelli@hppolice.org (323) 826-6614

Huntington Park Police Department Awarded $50,000.00 Grant From the Office of Traffic Safety

Huntington Park, Calif. – The Huntington Park Police Department will roll out a police traffic services program to deter dangerous and illegal driving behaviors that increase the risk of crashes in the community.

The grant will pay for additional enforcement measures, including:

  • DUI checkpoints and patrols specifically focused on suspected impaired drivers.
  • Enforcement operations focused on suspected distracted drivers in violation of California’s hands-free cell phone law.
  • Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operations focused on driver behaviors that put vulnerable road users at risk.
  • Enforcement operations focused on top violations that cause crashes: speeding, failure to yield, stop sign and/or red-light running, and improper turning or lane changes.
  • Community education presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, DUI, speeding, and bicycle and pedestrian safety.
  • Collaborative enforcement efforts with neighboring agencies.
  • Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

The grant program will run through September 2022.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 





Huntington Park Police Department Awarded $70,000.00 Grant From the OTS

Huntington Park, California

The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of a grant awarded to the Huntington Park Police Department. The $70,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will assist in Huntington Park Police efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on Huntington Park roads.

The one-year grant is for the 2021 federal fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021.

The grant will fund a variety of traffic safety programs, including:

  • Patrols with emphasis on alcohol and drug-impaired driving prevention.
  • Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of California’s hands-free cell phone law.
  • Patrols with emphasis on education of traffic rights for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of primary causes of crashes: excess speed, failure to yield, failure to stop at stop signs/signals, improper turning/lane changes.
  • Collaborative efforts with neighboring agencies on traffic safety priorities.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 


Huntington Park Police Department Awarded Grant to Improve Traffic Data Reporting

Huntington Park, California

Huntington Park Police received a $58,815.48 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to streamline processes to collect and report traffic data.

Grant funds will be used to:

  • Develop a new, or update an existing, electronic crash reporting system with software that is able to submit data to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS).
  • Develop an electronic citation system.

The grant program runs from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.




Huntington Park Police Department’s Latest Patrol Vehicle Additions!!

Huntington Park Police Department’s Latest Patrol Vehicle Additions!!!

The Police Department, with the support of the City Council, was able to add three brand new Ford SUVs to the patrol division. These new vehicles are equipped with the latest technology. One of the new features is the “classic” red and blue light bar.  Another big change is the hybrid mode. These patrol vehicles are hybrid and their engine will turn off and on as it switches from battery to gas, making them more gas efficient.

The patrol division is happy and eager to put these vehicles to work!