The Hanford Police Department will receive $68,000 in state funds from a California Highway Patrol (CHP) grant to address issues related to impaired driving, according to Lt. James Lutz, public information officer with the Hanford Police Department.

The CHP recently announced more than $12 million in grant funding will be awarded to 45 California law enforcement agencies, crime laboratories, and nonprofit organizations to help address the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Lutz said that $40,000 of the awarded amount will go toward a new patrol vehicle for the department and the remaining funds will go toward overtime pay for officers conducting saturation details. The saturation patrols will seek to get drivers impaired from alcohol or marijuana off the road, Lutz said. 


Parker Bowman is a lifestyles reporter and editor for the Hanford Sentinel. He can be reached by email at, or by calling his office phone at 559-583-2432.

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