PCPD re­ceives grant from GOHS for traf­fic safety ac­tiv­i­ties, equip­ment

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL -

CEDAR­TOWN – The Polk County Po­lice Depart­ment an­nounced that is was awarded a ma­jor traf­fic en­force­ment grant from the Gov­er­nor’s Of­fice of High­way Safety in At­lanta.

The depart­ment re­ceived the grant in recog­ni­tion of its life­sav­ing work as the co­or­di­nat­ing agency for GOHS’s MNTEN Traf­fic En­force­ment Net­work. There are 16 en­force­ment net­works across the state that help en­force Ge­or­gia’s year­round safety belt, speed and im­paired driv­ing cam­paigns.

“This is our way of sup­port­ing the Polk County Po­lice Depart­ment through its con­tin­ued lead­er­ship via As­sis­tant Co­or­di­na­tor Andy An­der­son and the MNTEN traf­fic en­force­ment net­work,” said GOHS Law En­force­ment Ser­vices Di­rec­tor Roger Hayes. “We want to make sure they can con­tinue their re­gion-wide ef­forts to pro­tect Ge­or­gia mo­torists from drunk and oth­er­wise dan­ger­ous driv­ers. They’ve proven their ded­i­ca­tion and this grant serves not only as recog­ni­tion for that hard work, but as means for con­tin­u­ing the GOHS mis­sion of re­duc­ing crashes, in­juries and fa­tal­i­ties on our roads.”

The MNTEN Traf­fic En­force­ment Net­work in­cludes agen­cies in 10 coun­ties, which in­clude Polk, Floyd, Chat­tooga, Bar­tow, Ca­toosa, Walker, Gor­don, Mur­ray and Whit­field.

The GOHS grand awards $19,880 to the PCPD, with half to sup­port the ac­tiv­i­ties of the traf­fic en­force­ment net­work and half to be spent on traf­fic safety equip­ment for the depart­ment. The co­or­di­na­tor in the MNTEN net­work re­gion will co­or­di­nate year-round waves of high vis­i­bil­ity, con­cen­trated pa­trols, mul­ti­juris­dic­tional road checks and so­bri­ety check­points as a part­ner in cam­paigns such as Click it or Ticket, Op­er­a­tion Zero Tol­er­ance and the Thun­der Task­force.

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