The Van Alstyne Police Department will be participating in the 2015-16 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) in an effort to save lives and reduce vehicle crashes during the Labor Day holiday.

The Traffic Safety Grant Program is funded though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation and will utilize off-duty Van Alstyne police officers to strengthen traffic enforcement in certain areas of the city. The program will specifically focus on DWI enforcement.

The enforcement period will be during the Labor Day holiday from Aug. 19 through Sept. 5.