Contact: Filbert P. Barrera
Sergeant/Public Information Officer
Tucson, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Police Department has been awarded two 2017 grants by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grants, totaling $33,823, will support the deployment of officers in the education and enforcement of bicycle and pedestrian laws, as well as the deployment of officers for DUI enforcement and youth alcohol abatement.
As an ongoing effort, UAPD regularly participates in deployments to specifically address DUI and impaired-driver enforcement. GOHS funding assists UAPD in adding officers for selected dates and times.
Compliance with traffic laws as they apply to bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists is crucial to a safe travel environment. The Pedestrian Safety Enforcement and Selective Traffic Enforcement Program deployments will be at times of high traffic volume and are designed to educate the community on traffic safety and enforce state traffic laws.
UAPD reminds the community to remain alert while traveling, obey all traffic laws, and drink responsibly and legally.
Director Alberto Gutier and the GOHS remain partners with UAPD in the promotion of public safety through education and enforcement. For more information on GOHS programs, visit the GOHS website at http://www.azgohs.gov/.