Douglasville, Georgia, The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced today that it has been awarded a major traffic enforcement grant in the amount of $20,000.00 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received the grant in recognition of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of GOHS’s Western Region Traffic Enforcement Network. There are sixteen traffic enforcement networks across the state that help enforce Georgia’s year-round safety belt, speed and impaired driving campaigns.
“The loss of one life on our roads is one too many, and the fact almost all fatal traffic crashes can be prevented is one reason why we are awarding this grant,” Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Director Allen Poole said. “The target of zero traffic deaths in our nation is achievable, and we will continue to help develop and implement educational messages and enforcement campaigns aimed at bringing our state one step closer to that goal.”
The Western Region Traffic Enforcement Network includes law enforcement agencies in 8 counties, which include Haralson, Paulding, Carroll, Douglas, Heard, Coweta, Troup, and Meriwether County.
“We hope to keep making an impact on the safety of our roadways with the help from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.” – Network Coordinator Matthew Atkins
The coordinator in the Western Region Traffic Enforcement Network Region will coordinate year-round waves of high visibility, concentrated patrols, multi-jurisdictional roadchecks and sobriety checkpoints as a partner in campaigns such as Click It or Ticket, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and 100 Days of Summer HEAT.
For more information on the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s award contact Matthew Atkins, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (770-702-4350). For more information on the grant program, call 404-656-6996 or visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.