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Smithville, Alexandria police awarded grants
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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer recently announced more than $18.1 million to support highway safety in Tennessee. Allotted funds include a $5,000 grant for the Alexandria Police Department for a high visibility law enforcement program and $24,999.99 for the Smithville Police Department for impaired driving enforcement.The funds support the mission of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) to save lives and reduce injuries on Tennessee roadways through leadership, innovation, coordination and program support in partnership with numerous public and private organizations. “We continue to work with local and state agencies to make our roadways safer,” Haslam said.