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Costa Mesa Police Department
Thursday October 27th, 2022 :: 01:31 p.m. PDT


The department was awarded $265,000 grant to deter unsafe behaviors, increase safety on roads

The Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) has recieved a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and will increase patrols throughout the community and provide other traffic safety programs to help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on roads.
“This grant funding allows us to support our ongoing traffic safety efforts in the community,” said Lt. Clint Dieball. “This grant emphasizes the two most effective ways to change behaviors – education and enforcement. The Costa Mesa Police Department, with assistance from the Office of Traffic Safety, will use these tools to help keep the streets safe for everyone.”
The $265,000 grant will provide additional programs and resources, including:

  • DUI checkpoints and patrols focused on stopping suspected impaired drivers.
  • High visibility distracted driving enforcement operations targeting drivers in violation of California’s hands-free cell phone law.
  • Enforcement operations focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of people biking or walking at risk.
  • Enforcement operations focused on top violations that cause crashes: speeding, failure to yield, stop sign and/or red-light running, and improper turning or lane changes.
  • Community presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding, bicycle and pedestrian safety.
  • Collaborative enforcement efforts with neighboring agencies.
  • Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).
The grant program will run through September 2023.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from OTS, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Clint Dieball, Traffic Safety Bureau Lieutenant
Costa Mesa Police Department


Costa Mesa Police Department
99 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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