Sen. Pody and Reps. Boyd and Weaver announce Highway Safety Grants for DeKalb County

September 14, 2021

State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and State Representatives Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon) and Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) today praised the award of Tennessee Highway Safety Grants designed to promote public safety on local roads to DeKalb County.

The Alexandria Police Department and the Smithville Police Department will each receive a $5,000 grant for high visibility enforcement.

“I am pleased these grants will give communities in DeKalb County additional resources to help upgrade their efforts to make our roads safer,” said Sen. Pody. “The overall goal is to save lives by reducing crashes and injuries.”

“Keeping communities in Dekalb County safe is, and has always been, our top priority,” said Rep. Boyd. “This grant gives us the tools needed to keep our county safe and help achieve our goal to save lives.”

“Keeping roads safe for all citizens is of the utmost importance in our county,” Rep. Weaver said. “I am pleased that this grant will help us in our efforts to keep citizens free from danger while driving.

The grant awards will be distributed by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO). The grants are provided to agencies that successfully applied for funding who meet the required data-driven criteria and highway safety standard. Grant applications must be in line with THSO’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.