October 13th 2016 BOSTON – Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton) is excited to announce that the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) have awarded Highway Safety grants to the Towns of Grafton, Northbridge and Upton.
These grant funds will specifically be awarded to the Police Departments within the towns in order to help make the towns that much safer for the residents. The funds themselves come from different EOPSS grant programs. The town of Grafton will receive a total of $12,310. The community will specifically receive a $4,810 Underage Alcohol Enforcement grant and a $7,500 Traffic Enforcement grant. Similarly, Northbridge and Upton will also be receiving $7,500 Traffic Enforcement grants as well.
The two types of grants have different goals and initiatives within their programs. The Traffic Enforcement grant includes the use of mobilizations such as “click it or ticket” and “drive sober or get pulled over”. It also includes specific information as to how much time an officer should be spending devoted solely towards traffic enforcement within a shift. This grant program has many end goals, two of which include increasing road safety and reducing motor vehicle-related fatalities. Meanwhile, the Underage Alcohol Enforcement grant will dedicate its funds towards reverse sting operations, shoulder taps, surveillance controls and much more. All three of these eligible activities help accomplish the grant programs over goals which include, reducing young driver-involved fatalities and lowering the rate of impaired driving by young drivers.
“These grant programs are shining examples of the way in which the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security continue to help improve and protect our communities and residents,” stated Representative Muradian. “Advancing safety on our highways and roads is a crucial step in ensuring that residents across the Commonwealth are protected during travel and avoid emergency situations. I am grateful that all 3 towns within my district were lucky enough to be recipients of these grants, and I will continue to advocate for additional funds in the future.”
Any constituent who wishes to speak to Representative Muradian or his staff please call (617) 722-2240 or e-mail at David.Muradian@MAHouse.gov. Constituents should also visit www.davidmuradian.com for updates about the district and Rep. Muradian’s Office.