City of Cuyahoga Falls Police Department Awarded Traffic Safety Grant from Ohio Department of Safety

Sep 27, 2019

The City of Cuyahoga Falls Police Department has been awarded over $45,000 in grant dollars from the Ohio Department of Public Safety to help reduce traffic-related fatal and severe injury crashes in Ohio. The grant dollars will be utilized to pay for overtime for officers to provide additional enforcement to address driving violations without impacting the city’s budget.

“The Traffic Safety grant affords our department the ability to provide extra traffic safety enforcement to combat aggressive and impaired driving in problem areas throughout the city,” stated Chief Jack Davis. “The additional concentration can help save lives and keep our residents and visitors safer on our roadways and free from harm or injury.”

“Our Cuyahoga Falls Police Department has a commitment to finding innovative funding sources to provide valuable safety enforcement and services to our residents as they continue to work to keep our community safe,” stated Mayor Walters. “With these grant dollars, our officers can take a more aggressive approach to visible traffic enforcement to help deter crime in our city.”

The full grant dollar amount awarded for fiscal year 2020 is $45,265.13. The purpose of the Ohio Traffic Safety grant is to reduce injuries and economic loss associated with traffic incidents.