The Apache Junction Police Department recently received more than $97,000 in grants from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
“The AJPD’s mission to keep our community and those within our city safe through enhanced public safety efforts has been given additional support from GOHS through three generous grants totaling $97,727. These grants will be used in the AJPD’s Traffic Division,” according to a release.
The grants are:
“An active and well-equipped traffic enforcement division is essential in making Apache Junction a safer place live and raise a family,” AJPD Chief Thomas E. Kelly said in the release.
“We are extremely grateful for the support of Gov. Doug Ducey and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety under the leadership of Director Alberto Gutier. This office has provided consistent support for local motor vehicle safety programs both here in Apache Junction and the State of Arizona for decades," he said.
A reminder for all Apache Junction drivers to prevent drunk driving:
“Remember, it is never OK to drive after drinking – ‘Drive Hammered – Get Nailed,’" the release states.
“The holiday season is just around the corner. As we prepare for festivities with family and friends, the Apache Junction Police Department in partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety would like to remind everyone that it’s not only illegal to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol it can be absolutely deadly,” according to the release.
“With that in mind, Apache Junction Police Department will be out in full force this holiday season with the intention of stopping and arresting impaired drivers,” it states.