The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the Fiscal Year 2016 Year Ending TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:
Adult Seat Belts – 675
Child Seat Belts/Safety Seats – 33
Intersection Violations – 893
Speeding – 1586
Other Violations – 573
Arrests – 11
Vehicles Impounded – 43
Hours Worked – 1463.2
Miles Driven – 12969
The largest portion of traffic safety funding from TxDOT is used for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) projects, which pay for overtime activities by local law enforcement to reduce the incidence of speeding, driving while intoxicated, failure to use occupant restraint systems, and intersection traffic control violations. Organizations eligible for STEP funds include the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS), sheriff’s offices, constable’s offices and community police departments.
Fiscal Year 2017 is underway! It began on October 1, 2016 and ends on September 30th, 2017.