The Yavapai College Police Department (Y.C.P.D.) has received three separate traffic safety grants from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (G.O.H.S.).

The grants total $13,662.00, and will be used to enhance Y.C.P.D.’s ability to promote traffic, bicycling, and pedestrian safety--- as well as impaired driver and underage drinking enforcement on and around Yavapai College’s six campuses and centers. The funding will be used to provide officer overtime, traffic and bike safety equipment, and related supplies. This is the first time Y.C.P.D. has applied for and received G.O.H.S. grant funding.

“We greatly appreciate Director Alberto Gutier and the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for providing us with these grant opportunities,” said Y.C.P.D. Chief Tyran Payne. “This funding allows us to promote traffic, bicycle and pedestrian safety on our campuses, as well as enabling us to partner with local police agencies to support their task force and traffic safety efforts.”

Traffic, pedestrian, and bicycling safety is a community concern. If you see reckless or impaired driving, or bike or pedestrian safety issues, please contact law enforcement.