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Williams Police Department receives more than $30,000 in grant money
Funds will be used for DUI, traffic enforcement and drug investigations

WILLIAMS - This past week, the Williams Police Department (WPD) received a total of four grants from the Governor's Office. One grant for $9,000 will be used to buy a new radar trailer for selected traffic enforcement. A $2,025 grant will go towards DUI and traffic enforcement.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety awarded another grant to WPD for $2,025, which has been set aside for DUI enforcement. The fourth grant was from the Governor's Office of Economic Recovery, which gave the WPD $20,000. Those funds will be used for investigating drug activity, DUIs, enforcement of special events, and things of that nature.

WPD Chief Herman Nixon is pleased with the boost in funding.

"These funds will supplement our budget so that our officers can go out there and be pro-active in preventing DUIs and enforcing the traffic rules we need to enforce," Nixon said. "With tourist season upon us, there are lots of people who like to speed through the city. We can put some enforcement action out there in some problem areas where we have received some complaints."

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