Several municipalities in the Greater Danbury area are eligible for federal funds, funneled through the state, for speed enforcement efforts.
Newtown Police say they have accepted a $17,400 grant to be used along high risk rural roads. The program runs from Monday through September 30th. A majority of the funding is being used for overtime costs for the officers carrying out the enforcement effort. About $4,000 of the grant is being used to pay for a new radar unit for one of the patrol cars.
118 municipalities in the state are eligible for funding.