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Redwood City Police Department Receives State Grant to Combat Drinking Drivers

Redwood City, CA - January 9, 2004 - Beginning on January 1st, the Redwood City Police Department has utilized funds from a new State grant to set up and staff roadside sobriety checkpoints and DUI/seatbelt patrols. A proposal submitted to the California Office of Traffic Safety resulted in this $64,100 grant, which supplies funds to reimburse the City for officers’ salaries while performing this critical work to keep our roadways safe.

In addition to reimbursement for officers’ salaries, the grant also provides funds to update the Police Department’s DUI trailer with the latest, state-of-the-art communications and computer equipment, capable of retrieving State and Federal law enforcement data, such as driver’s license information and “wants and warrants.”

The DUI trailer itself was acquired last year with a grant also awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety. Over the last 12 months, officers have used that trailer as an important tool in conducting random roadside checkpoints to identify drivers that were impaired by the use of alcohol or other drugs. With the new grant, Redwood City police officers will be able to continue taking a pro-active approach to roadway safety, on behalf of the people of our community.

The Redwood City Police Department is an organization of professionals who are dedicated to integrity, customer service, the rights of individuals, and the needs of a constantly changing society. The Department works in partnership with the community to protect life and property, improve our quality of life, reduce crime, and maintain a safe community. Visit the Police Department’s website at

Visit Redwood City’s website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.

Officer Stephen Pettit
Redwood City Police Department




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