According to the Governor’s Office press release, the incentive grant will last through September of this year, and it is developed for smaller law enforcement agencies that have partnered with the GOHS and excelled by participating in highway safety initiatives as well as making their communities safe during the previous year.
“The equipment purchased by the Police Department with this Highway Safety Grant included six intoximeters and two prolaser speed detection devices,” said CPD chief Garry Moss in a press release. “With this equipment our officers are able to remove unsafe drivers from our city streets, making our community a much safer place to live.”
Intoximeters are breath alcohol detection devices, according to CPD Detective Lieutenant Tony Pyle, that will assist the CPD in cracking down on DUIs in the city.
He went on to say that without the assistance of these state incentives during budget cuts, the CPD would not have been able to protect and serve the community sufficiently.
Harris Blackwood, the director of the GOHS, said, “The goal of the grant is to reward agencies for their proactive approach to traffic safety and to provide them with the necessary tools to effectively continue their lifesaving efforts.”
For more information on the incentive grant program or any other GOHS initiatives, visit www.gahighwaysafety.org, or call CPD at 706-629-1234.