The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announces a grant of $32,256 from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in conjunction
with the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM), specifically designed to pay for overtime traffic deployments focused on increasing bicyclist and pedestrian safety.
The deployments will take place starting February – mid-May, in four high traffic areas prone to motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycles, with the goal of reducing crashes and fatalities.
The deployments conducted by JSO officers will include enforcement and citizen/driver education regarding impaired and distracted driving and overall roadway safety. The agency will collect data on the deployments for submission to FDOT/IPTM.
At a minimum one deployment will take place per week at one of the locations identified below. At least one deployment is scheduled to take place at each location every month. The first deployment is scheduled to take place the week of February 4th
The deployments will take place at the following locations:
- Beach Boulevard from St. Johns Bluff Road to Parental Home Road
- 103rd Street from Firestone Road to Chafee Road
- University Blvd W. from St. Augustine Road to Beach Boulevard
- Edgewood Avenue N./Cassat Avenue from Commonwealth Avenue to Plymouth Street