WFPD Releases Year End TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats – Fiscal Year 2017


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.

The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the Year End FY 2017 (October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017) TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 376
Child Safety Seats – 11
Intersection Violations – 812
Speeding – 2069
Other Violations – 641
Arrests – 21
Vehicles Impounded – 37
Hours Worked – 1482.1
Miles Driven – 12989
The Wichita Falls Police Department is currently participating in the FY 2018 TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant (October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018).

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