BOSTON – The five communities of the Norfolk & Plymouth Senate District are receiving a combined $150,000 in grant funding for local road safety initiatives as part of recent multi-million dollar appropriation by the state’s Executive Office of Public Safety & Security. The funds were awarded for plans submitted by officials in each municipality for improving traffic safety training, equipment, and enforcement.
Local appropriations for each community are as follows:
- Abington Police Department, $11,972.88
- Braintree Police Department, $33,033.00
- Holbrook Police Department, $15,918.00
- Quincy Police Department, $65,000.00
- Rockland Police Department, $24,439.00
“Safe roadways are achieved through strong federal, state, and local partnerships. These grants support our shared goal of reinforcing good driving behavior, deterring impaired and distracted driving, enhancing law enforcement training, and identifying data-driven solutions,” said Public Safety and Security Secretary Terrence Reidy. “I commend the Office of Grants and Research for their excellence and ongoing work to deliver vital resources that improve public safety across the Commonwealth.”
186 municipal and state agencies completed the competitive application process for this grant. Together, these efforts align with Massachusetts’ Annual Highway Safety Plan that describes the state’s safety trends and guides improvements for the year ahead.
A full version of the state’s Annual Highway Safety Plan can be found here.