The Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department has been awarded a $13,180 grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to conduct additional traffic safety enforcement, a news release said.

SLU Lt. Patrick Gipson said the grant’s primary goal is to reduce fatal and injury crashes on Louisiana roadways. It will provide funding for officers to work overtime conducting day and night occupant protection and impaired driving enforcement, the release said.

The department also will participate in the LHSC and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns.