Baltimore County Will Receive $415,000 For Traffic Safety, Enforcement Initiatives

… Transportation funds go toward commercial license education, police enforcement …

By Steve Schuster
sschuster@patuxent.com

Posted 1/07/11Share

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and County Police Chief Jim Johnson will accept a $415,000 grant on Monday from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
The County Police Department has been granted the award from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to help expand traffic safety initiatives.
 
The grant will support a commercial driver’s license enforcement and education program, which the police department is developing in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County.

Part of the money will be used to purchase 200 electronic citation systems for county police squad cars.

A release from the county said the program will, “increase the efficiency of traffic stops and improve the transmission of data to the courts and other highway safety agencies.”
 
A portion of the funds will also be used for education and training for police officers, prosecutors and court personnel. 

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