DCSO Awarded Traffic Enforcement Grant

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.

Congratulations, Sgt. Fredenburg!

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Dep. Fredenburg on his recent promotion to Sergeant. He has over twenty-four years of experience with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and will be working with our jail staff.

Two Arrested in Laundromat Shooting

September 1, 2020, deputies responded to a coin laundry located on Bankhead Highway at South Burnt Hickory Road in Douglasville regarding a male who was shot while sitting in his vehicle.  The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment and is recovering.  During the follow up investigation, several leads developed and with the information obtained investigators were able to identify two suspects. Probable cause was developed to issue warrants for Quindarius Bell, 17, of Douglasville, and Kahlil Bedford, 19, of Douglasville.  Both men are charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and criminal attempt to commit murder. Both went before Judge Caldwell for an initial bond hearing and were denied bond and are being held in the Douglas County Jail.

Please contact records@sheriff.douglas.ga.us to request copies of mugshots.