The NOPD has received a yearlong grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) that will help to fund high visibility traffic safety enforcement activities in 2024.
The grant, which totals approximately $203,000, is one of multiple grants LHSC offers local law enforcement agencies to aid in reducing fatal and injury vehicle crashes on Louisiana roadways.
This funding will assist NOPD with traffic enforcement programs such as DWI checkpoints, speeding enforcement, seat belt enforcement, bicycle enforcement and underage drinking enforcement.
“The NOPD greatly appreciates the LHSC for awarding our department this grant funding,” NOPD Superintendent Anne Kirkpatrick said. “With these funds, our department will be able to implement important traffic enforcement programs in our community. These programs greatly benefit our mission of public safety for the citizens of and visitors to New Orleans.”
The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission funds grants which address specific traffic safety priority areas that include impaired driving, distracted driving, police traffic services, speed and aggressive driving, occupant protection, child passenger safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, motorcycle safety, traffic records and community traffic safety. For more information on LHSC programs, visit https://www.lahighwaysafety.org/.