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HAMMOND, LA - December 10, 2019 - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office has been awarded nearly $60,000 in grant funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

The money is for additional safety enforcement activities throughout the year which help deputies reduce the number of vehicle accidents as well as their injuries and fatalities.

The Sheriff’s Office will be using the funds to place off duty deputies on the roads, increase patrols, and create more checkpoints. These will help deputies catch more seatbelt violations, DWI offenses, and speeding violations.

“We are very pleased to receive this grant which will allow us to have more patrol deputies on the road enforcing traffic laws that will help to keep our citizens safe,” says Sheriff Edwards.

The funds will also help the Sheriff’s Office continue to participate in national enforcement campaigns such as “Click It or Ticket,” “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” and “Buckle Up In Your Truck.”

These enforcement campaigns are scheduled to run through September 30, 2020.