The Northern Arizona University Police Department is getting some backup from the state for DUI enforcement and safety education.

NAUPD was awarded several grants from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to be put to use throughout the year. A total of $7,200 will be dedicated to personnel for the DUI Task Force. The second grant is for related expenses totaling $2,880.

The task force is employed by the state to target impaired and dangerous drivers, and NAUPD will be participating again this year in the DUI Task Force in conjunction with the other agencies across the state. A calendar of enforcement dates can be found online. NAUPD officers will be participating during the dates highlighted in blue.

NAUPD also received grant funds for a Fatal Vision Marijuana Impairment Experience Event Kit, which is used to educate the public about marijuana use.

NAUPD has applied for the same grant for DUI enforcement and a pedestrian and bicycle safety program for next year.