Nebraska Department of Transportation awards Scottsbluff Police grant for seat belt enforcement

Seat belt enforcement grant given to Scottsbluff Police
Scottsbluff Police Department gets awarded grant.
Scottsbluff Police Department gets awarded grant.(Angel Alvarez)
Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 7:31 PM CST
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - The Scottsbluff Police Department was awarded a grant to participate in Thanksgiving week’s Buckle Up, Every Trip, Every Time Seat Belt Enforcement Wave.

The grant is $7,000 and was given by the Nebraska Department of Transportation. The money will be used to pay officers over time.

The enforcement wave will go from Nov. 22 to Nov. 26.

“Only 54.75% of people in Scottsbluff use their seat belts, which is very low and unsafe,” said Sgt. Philip Eckerberg. “Due to this, we will be doing extra patrols on top of regular shifts.”