DAYTON — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant in the amount of $26,166 and an Impaired Driving Enforcement Program (IDEP) grant in the amount of $39,249 from the Ohio Department of Public Safety/Ohio Traffic Safety Office for 2016.
These grants will provide the necessary funding to put deputies on the streets specifically to enforce motor vehicle laws. STEP will focus on offenses such as speed, reckless or aggressive driving and distracted driving. IDEP will focus on removing impaired drivers, both alcohol and drug related, from Montgomery County roadways. Deputies working both grants will strictly enforce Ohio’s seatbelt and child restraint laws.
The STEP and IDEP grants will run from October 2015 through September 2016.