Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Grant to MoCo Sheriff’s Office
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has received a $26,827 Grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). This grant was awarded based upon the partnership with The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in helping to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities across the State of Georgia. “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.” Montgomery County Sheriff Doug Maybin added, “The partnership we have developed with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is providing us highway safety resources that we need to help keep the citizens and visitors of Montgomery County safe on our roadways. We are very appreciative to Mr. Poole and his team for their commitment to highway safety in Georgia.” As law enforcement partners in the Operation Zero Tolerance DUI and Click It or Ticket seatbelt campaigns, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will also conduct mobilizations throughout the year in coordination with GOHS’s year-round waves of high visibility patrols and multi-jurisdictional sobriety checkpoints.
The grant will continue through September of 2021.
For more information on the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office’s award, contact Lt. Ben Maybin at (912) 583-2521 or by email at bmaybin@montcoga. gov. For more information on GOHS and its highway safety programs visit www. gahighwaysafety.org.