GOOSE CREEEK, S.C. (WCBD) – The Goose Creek Police Department is adding a traffic safety officer thanks to a state grant.
The South Carolina Department of Safety Justice Assistance grant of $128,170 will fund the salary of one traffic safety officer for one year, according to Assistant Chief of Police Major John Grainger. The funding also pays for a patrol vehicle and associated equipment assigned to the officer.
Major John Grainger also stated that the additional officer will directly impact and reduce the number of traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities that occur in the City.
The grant period began October 1st and ends September 30, 2019, Grainger stated.
Funding is not guaranteed after one year, but the Goose Creek Police Department will have the option to request second and third year funding.