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SIKESTON-The Southeast Coalition for Roadway Safety has awarded Law Enforcement Grants for 2014 to 19 agencies, in an effort to improve roadway safety in Southeast Missouri. Applications were accepted from the 25-county area of the Southeast region.
Grants were reviewed by executive members of the SE Coalition, which includes personnel from law enforcement agencies, health care advocates, state government agencies and private businesses. Awards were based on greatest need and the proposed impact on reducing fatalities and injuries on Missouri's highways. Verification of a departmental seat belt policy was required and agency involvement with the Coalition was also considered.
Law Enforcement Grants can be used to help cover the cost of overtime and equipment for DWI checkpoints, saturation patrols, and law enforcement. By partnering with local law enforcement, the SE Coalition hopes to decrease the number of fatal and disabling accidents in Southeast Missouri.
Agencies awarded funding include: