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Lyons Police Department Awarded Highway Safety Technology Grant

The City of Lyons Police Department has received a $25,000 technology grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant, which will continue through September of 2022, will help finance mobile computers for the Lyons Police Department. The mobile computers will allow officers to work away from the office more, provide more efficiency, and allow for more visibility for the department. Chief Wesley Walker said the department received 18 units, 10 of which will be put into patrol vehicles with the remainder of the units going to investigators to be used in the field.

“The loss of one life on our roads is one too many, and the fact almost all fatal traffic crashes can be prevented is one reason why we are awarding this grant,” Allen Poole, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said.

“The target of zero traffic deaths in our nation is achievable, and we will continue to help develop and implement educational messages, enforcement campaigns, and other safety initiatives aimed at bringing us one step closer to our goal.”

Walker said, “These mobile computers help us attain one of our goals — to provide services that contribute to the preservation of life, the protection of property, and the safety of the community.”

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