The Camden County Sheriff’s Office announced today that it has been awarded a major traffic enforcement network grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.
The Camden County Sheriff’s Office received a network grant in recognition of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of the Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network. Sixteen Regional Traffic Enforcement Networks across the state are sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to help enforce Georgia’s year-round safety belt, speed and impaired driving campaigns.
GOHS Director Harris Blackwood said, “This is our way of ensuring the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and Traffic Enforcement Network Coordinator, Captain William L. Hires, can continue their region-wide efforts to protect Georgians from speeders and impaired drivers. This grant recognizes their dedication to the GOHS mission.”
The Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network includes law enforcement agencies in Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Tattnall, Ware, and Wayne counties.
“Each of our GOHS traffic enforcement networks includes law enforcement partners from at least six neighboring counties. It’s truly a commendable effort when our network coordinators are able to affect lifesaving change in their regions,” Director Blackwood said. “These networks are the GOHS lifeline to more than 500 participating traffic enforcement agencies across the entire state.”
The GOHS network grant totals $20,000.00. Ten thousand dollars is allocated to support the regional Traffic Enforcement Network activities and the other $10,000.00 will fund traffic safety equipment for the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. The Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network Coordinator will organize local law enforcement partners in year-round waves of high visibility concentrated patrols, multi-jurisdictional road checks, and sobriety checkpoints for Operation Zero Tolerance DUI campaigns, Click It Or Ticket safety belt mobilizations, and Rolling Thunder initiatives in Georgia’s high crash corridors.
“We are honored to host the network grant for the Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network. The Camden County Sheriff’s Office has supported the Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network since it was organized. The goal of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office is to reduce motor vehicle crashes which produce injuries and fatalities. We are committed to enforcing Georgia laws for distracted driving, seat belt and child safety seat use, speeding, impaired driving and other law violations which endanger the citizens and visitors to Camden County and the State of Georgia,” said Camden County Sheriff Jim Proctor.