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Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $13,544)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The city of Waltham will use FY 2010 JAG funds to increase pedestrian safety. Through the grant, police officer overtime costs will be supported. Officers will enforce pedestrian crosswalk and school bus flashing light violations at designated crosswalks selected by accident frequency, citizen complaints, and officer observed violations. The grant funded initiative will increase motorist education of pedestrian regulations, and modify unsafe driving practices that compromise pedestrian safety.


Date Created: September 8, 2010