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Sidney PD receives traffic safety grant


Sidney Police Department has received an $1,800 grant from the Nebraska Department of Roads Highway Safety Office.

The funds will assist the SPD in obtaining two mobile radar units.

“We qualify for this grant every year,” Police Chief Joe Aikens said. “They pay us up to 50 percent of the costs of the radar units for us and then we actually get a pretty substantial discount by purchasing it through the state.”

The radar equipment is fitted into the department’s patrol units, Aikens said.

“It’s for tracking vehicle speeds when we’re driving down the road, enforcing speed laws,...

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