The Wichita Police Department is adding a motorcycle unit to help improve traffic safety.
Wichita City Council approved a grant request at its meeting on Tuesday.
The Kansas Department of Transportation says among the state’s largest cities, Wichita had one of the highest rates of traffic crashes and accidents that resulted in deaths.
So the agency has offered a grant of $300,000 to the Wichita Police Department.
Deputy Chief Gavin Seiler says the grant will pay for eight police motorcycles and related equipment.