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Costa Mesa Police Department
Wednesday November 15th, 2023 :: 12:27 p.m. PST


CMPD awarded a $285,000 grant from OTS to increase safety on the roads

COSTA MESA, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2023) – The Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) was awarded a $285,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The grant will increase traffic patrols throughout the community and provide other traffic safety programs to help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on the roads.
“This grant funding allows us to support our ongoing traffic safety efforts in the community,” said Lt. Stephanie Selinske. “We will be able to increase our efforts in making our roads safer for everyone and focus on critical areas such as distracted driving, impaired driving, and speeding.”
The 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 2024.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from OTS, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Stephanie Selinske, Traffic Safety Bureau Lieutenant
Costa Mesa Police Department
714.754.5293 Office

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

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