The Fayetteville Police Department announced it has been awarded a major traffic enforcement grant in the amount of $27,383.44 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 sixteen 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 City of Fayetteville is happy to announce the continuation of our partnership with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety,” said Fayetteville Police Chief Scott Gray. “This partnership will proactively aid in the reduction of traffic collisions. It has always been the City of Fayetteville’s priority to provide safe roadways for the motoring public and this grant will provide further resources to make that happen.”
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 Sgt. Zach Campbell at 770-719-4219 or [email protected]. For more information on the grant program, call 404-656-6996 or visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.