Four local police departments have again been targeted by the state Department of Transportation for a high-visibility enforcement grant.
The town of Mukwonago, village of Mukwonago, village of Eagle and village of Big Bend police departments have joined together to form the Mukwonago Area Speeding Enforcement Task Force.
The state targets local police departments or task forces for grants based on traffic crash data.
It has awarded a $12,500 combined speeding enforcement grant for the departments to be used to combat traffic crashes. Law enforcement will do so by targeting speeding, seatbelt usage, OWI offenses and aggressive driving.
Throughout the summer, officers will conduct a total of 15 four-hour high-visibility deployments aimed at enforcing laws about following too closely, seatbelt use, impaired driving and distracted driving, including cell phone use behind the wheel.
The departments will continue to conduct high-visibility deployments throughout the rest of the summer as a part of the Southeast Wisconsin OWI Task force and the Mukwonago Area Seatbelt Enforcement Task Force.