Sheriff’s Office Awarded Traffic Grant Funds 2017-2018

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The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA), through the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), has awarded the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office grant money for traffic safety totaling $8,500. The grant money will be utilized to increase traffic enforcement with focused patrols for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Safety Belt violations during the below specified events.

DUII High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Events

Grant Amount = $5,000

* Christmas 2017 / New Year’s 2018 December 13, 2017 through January 1, 2018

* Super Bowl February 4, 2018

* St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2018

* Memorial Day May 26, 2018 through May 28, 2017

* Independence Day July 4, 2017

* Klamath County Fair August 2, 2018 through August 5, 2018

* Labor Day August 17, 2018 through September 3, 2018

Safety Belt Blitz Periods

Grant Amount = $3,500

* Blitz #1 February 5, 2018 through February 18, 2018

o Emphasis: Belts / Child Restraints, Texting and Speed

* Blitz #2 May 14, 2017 through May 27, 2017

o Emphasis: Night Time / Daytime Belts, Minors in Open Pickup Beds, Click It or Ticket Mobilization

* Blitz #3 August 20, 2018 through September 2, 2017

o Emphasis: Child Seats / Fitting Station Referrals, Texting and Speed

St. Patrick’s Day Results

* No Arrests via DUII HVE

o Two (2) DUII arrests by Patrol

Additional Grant Funds

In late February 2018, the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA), through the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), awarded the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office $3,000 in additional grant money. The additional grant money will be utilized to increase traffic enforcement with focused patrols for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Bringing the 2017-2018 allotment to $5,000.

What is new this year (October 2017 – September 2018), is the ability to use 25% of the allotment as Discretionary Funds. Agencies are now permitted to identify times or dates outside of pre-planned HVE events (i.e. Super Bowl, 4th of July, Labor Day) to conduct HVE in areas and at times of specific and identified need. This means the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office has $1,250 (or approximately 25 hours) of Discretionary HVE.

Klamath Alerts 5/10/18

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