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2017 TZD Enforcement RFP - Applications Due Friday, June 10, 2016

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) and application process is available in the E-Grants System under “View Available Opportunities." Click on "2017 TZD Enforcement" to complete the application process. 
Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2016. New E-grant users must apply for a username and password 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 no later than 4 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2016.  Answers to questions that are not specific to a single proposal will be posted to the DPS Web site under Law Enforcement Partners within approximately three business days.

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

Reducing Teen Crashes, Injuries and Deaths

Traffic crashes are the second leading killer of teens in Minnesota, and the greatest risk is during their first year of licensure. Enforcing Minnesota’s Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) laws can help save teen lives and prevent crashes that devastate families statewide. The 12-minute webinar — “Reducing Teen Crashes, Injuries and Deaths” — covers teen driving risks, GDL laws for teen drivers, the important role law enforcement plays in reducing teen crashes and helpful resources.