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TZD Enforcement RFP - Due June 8

The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) is seeking proposals from law enforcement agencies to conduct a highly-visible, well publicized traffic safety enforcement program. The grant funding will be used for overtime enforcement to address all traffic safety issues with an emphasis on impaired driving, occupant protection, speed and distracted driving. The Request for Proposal (RFP) will be available in the E-Grants System no later than Wednesday, May 13. Applications are due by 4 p.m., Monday, June 8, 2015.
New E-grant users must apply for a username and password by clicking on the New User link. You will be given access by an administrator at DPS within two business days.
Questions on this RFP must be addressed to Shannon Swanson at; no later than 5 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2015.  Answers to questions that are not specific to a single proposal will be posted on the DPS website within approximately three business days after May 29, 2015.

Pedestrian Safety and Enforcement-Specific Media Materials

Pedestrian deaths and have remained constant over the years. Minnesota law enforcement agencies are encouraged to conduct publicized pedestrian law enforcement activity to educate communities — and the back-to-school period is a good opportunity to conduct a campaign. Available to promote an enforcement effort, or general pedestrian safety are: pedestrian safety news release (with option for back-to-school message); general pedestrian safety radio PSA scripts; enforcement-specific news release and enforcement-specific radio PSA script.

Strengthened DWI Sanctions and Ignition Interlock Law Information 

Repeat DWI offenders, and first-time offenders arrested at 0.16 and above alcohol-concentration level, must use ignition interlock or face at least one year without a license. Offenders with three or more offenses are required to use ignition interlock for three to six years, or they will never regain driving privileges. Find interlock resources for law enforcement , including a  roll-call video at