SHERIFF RECEIVES ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC-ENFORCEMENT FUNDING

SHERIFF RECEIVES ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC-ENFORCEMENT FUNDING

The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department has received an extra $15,000 in state funding to bolster ongoing traffic-enforcement initiatives.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation's Traffic Safety Bureau awarded the additional grant funding to the department in light of its arrest and citation statistics yielded from saturation patrols, Sheriff Juan Hernandez said.

"Due to the vigilant work of deputies during our various traffic-enforcement projects, my department has proven to be a leading agency in enforcing the state's traffic laws," Hernandez said. "I'm grateful to the state Traffic Safety Bureau for the opportunity to keep our projects rolling."
Saturation patrols include DWI, seat-belt and other traffic-enforcement initiatives, by which deputies patrol areas of the county where roads are not accommodating to checkpoints. Other target areas include roads where statistics indicate high numbers of alcohol-related accidents and/or arrests in the past.

For more information, call Grant A. Taylor, assistant to the director of public information, at (505) 647-7290. Anyone calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7290.