The Fayetteville Police Department announced today that it has been awarded a major traffic enforcement grant in the amount of $29,475.84 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.
The Fayetteville Police Department received the grant in recognition of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of GOHS’s Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network Traffic Enforcement Network. There are 16 traffic enforcement networks across the state that help enforce Georgia’s year-round safety belt, speed and impaired driving campaigns.
“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is working with our highway safety partners to reverse the increase in traffic deaths we have seen in the United States in the last two years and the goal of this project is to prevent crashes and save lives on our roads,” said Allen Poole, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. “We ask everyone to join the mission of saving lives on our roads by driving the speed limit, wearing your seat belt, staying off the phone when driving, and never driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.”
The Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network includes law enforcement agencies in seven counties, which include Fayette, Clayton, Henry, Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Cobb.
“The Fayetteville Police Department is proud to continue its partnership with the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety,” said Chief Scott Gray. “Our partnership and this grant will enhance traffic safety within the City of Fayetteville and the Metro Atlanta area through collaborative and focused efforts. As always, our aim is to reduce the number of collisions within our communities by decreasing dangerous driving behaviors.”
The coordinator in the Metro Atlanta 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 Fayetteville Police Department’s award, contact Lieutenant Austin Dunn at 770-719-4213 or [email protected]. For more information on the grant program, call 404-656-6996 or visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.