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File #: 21-1085    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Request Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/19/2021 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action:
Title: APPROVAL OF GRANT APPLICATION AND AWARD/FDOT/SPEED/AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
Sponsors: Police Department
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Legal Review Form_FDOT Speed 21, 3. FDOT_Subgrant_Agreement_2022 - Speed Aggressive Driving Grant 2022
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TO: Mayor and Commissioners
FROM: Chief Javaro Sims, Police Department
THROUGH: Terrence R. Moore, ICMA-CM
DATE: October 19, 2021

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APPROVAL OF GRANT APPLICATION AND AWARD/FDOT/SPEED/AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Motion to approve application and award for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) FY 21/22 Speed/Aggressive Driving Enforcement program.

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Background:
The Police Department is requesting approval to submit an application and accept an award for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) FY 21/22 Speed/Aggressive Driving Enforcement program. Funding from this grant provides for overtime salary for officers that will engage in speed/aggressive driving enforcement activities. The Delray Beach Police Department believes that this funding will help to provide the citizens of Delray Beach with safer roads.

FDOT’s Highway Safety Program is designed to develop, implement, and manage a data-driven comprehensive traffic safety program aimed at saving lives, preventing injuries, and reducing related costs associated with traffic crashes on Florida’s roadways. The Delray Beach Police Department seeks to protect the citizens of the City by increasing education and enforcement of highway safety regulations. This grant will provide funding support for those efforts. During the duration of the program, the members of the Police Department's Traffic Division/Motors Unit will conduct high visibility enforcement at major intersections where the majority of crashes occur in the City of Delray Beach. The unit will deploy to documented roadways where speeding is a problem and vigorously conduct speed enforcement utilizing education, and through the issuance of warnings and citations.

From 2016 through 2018, the City of Delray Beach has seen a large increase in vehicular crashes that resulted in serious bodily injuries/fatalities. These crashes occurred due to speeding and aggressive drivers...

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