Jackson, Tennessee Police to increase traffic enforcement using new grant from July-December 2019

The Jackson Police Department will increase traffic enforcement starting in December thanks to a grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office aiming to reduce injuries and deaths due to traffic accidents.

The $50,000 Crash Reduction Enforcement Grant will be used to pay overtime to officers specifically focusing on traffic enforcement from December to Sept. 30, 2019.

“The whole idea of the whole thing is to reduce crashes and injuries and fatalities,” JPD Captain Ronald Adams said.