17 Oct CCSDPD receives four grants from Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

The Clark County School District Police Department (CCSDPD) has received four grants from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety (NVOTS).

Below you will find details on the grants totaling $374,000:  

Zero Teen Fatalities (ZTF) – Coordinator

CCSDPD received a grant from the NVOTS in the amount of $150,000. ZTF coordination allows CCSDPD to educate our most inexperienced drivers and vulnerable road users through classroom presentations to always buckle up, always drive sober, focus on the road, slow down and keep your cool. Teens only represent five percent of drivers on the road but represent at least 10 percent of the total crashes seen, meaning they are twice as likely to be involved in a fatal traffic event. Teens who receive this training are half as likely to be involved in a crash, 70 percent less likely to drink and drive, two times more likely to wear a seatbelt, and 30 percent less likely to use a cell phone while driving.  

Child Passenger Safety

CCSDPD has received a grant from the NVOTS in the amount of $11,000. Through the grant, officers are certified to be Safe Kids International Car Seat Technicians. Certified officers can identify and correct issues with child seats. Officers also install them for members of the community that we serve free of cost. Grant monies are also used to purchase child car safety seats for infants, toddlers and older children who need booster seats. Citizens can receive free car seats and instructions on how to install them. CCSDPD works with Safe Kids, UMC and other local hospitals to coordinate car seat events as well as car seat safety checks. 

Joining Forces

CCSDPD has received a grant from the NVOTS in the amount of $148,000. Joining Forces is a high-visibility, multi-jurisdiction statewide effort to increase safety on Nevada’s roads by increasing enforcement and awareness of traffic laws. The goal is to reduce crashes on valley roadways, with a focus on roadways in and around schools as well as saving lives by focusing on impaired driving, distracted driving, seat belt use, speed and pedestrian safety.

Speed Enforcement

CCSDPD has received a grant from the NVOTS in the amount of $65,000. Speeding vehicles at schools and through school zones continue to be the number one complaint from school staff and parents. Speeding vehicles pose a threat to children’s safety on their way to and from school every day. With this grant opportunity, CCSDPD will be able to work more hours and increase presence at schools, while enforcing traffic laws including speeding, as well as reducing crashes to save the lives of our students, staff members, parents, and those drivers.

Thanks to these grant awards that begin on October 1st through September 30th, 2024, CCSDPD will be able to provide a more robust response to traffic complaints and community events that will directly benefit the District to help make our community a safer place for all.  

To learn more about the Clark County School District Police Department, visit ccsd.net/police.