The Parker Police Department says it has been awarded a grant for the purchase of a new patrol vehicle.
The grant, from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, is to be used for enforcement of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) laws in Parker.
“Parker Police Department’s goal is to reduce the incidences of alcohol and drug related driving fatalities and injuries through enforcement, education and public awareness,” a Parker P.D. statement reads. “We are committed to keeping the community and everyone who travels in and around it safe. The purchase of this vehicle will allow officers to conduct extra DUI and aggressive driving enforcement patrols without tying up the use of other patrol vehicles.”
Funds awarded from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety are considered essential by Parker P.D. in allowing officers to work important details revolving around holiday and special events.