Marana police receive $180K highway safety grant

2013-07-24T15:00:00Z Marana police receive $180K highway safety grantPhil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Marana Police Department received a $180,000 grant from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The department will use the funds to buy vehicles and equipment, pay for overtime, train officers, educate the community and keep aggressive driving in check. There have been no drug or alcohol-related or motor fatalities in Marana since 2008.

The department purchased a DUI enforcement vehicle and two police motorcycles, which it will unveil to the public at 10 a.m. July 31 at the Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 W. Civic Center Drive.

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