The funds are intended to be used to help make Gilbert’s roads safer, police officials said.
The grant will funding to allow officers to work overtime providing traffic enforcement in the areas of speed, at $45,000, and DUI enforcement, at $70,000.
The grants will also include $11,861 for the purchase of a drone and drawing software for the traffic investigations unit to use in investigating serious vehicle collisions.
Additionally, the highway safety office provided $15,000 to allow drug recognition expert instructors to travel throughout the state to address the training needs of Arizona officers in detecting impairment of persons under the influence of drugs. Those funds cover a 13-month period, which started Sept. 1.