The Charlton County Sheriff’s Office announced today that it has been awarded a major traffic enforcement grant in the amount of $29,355.20 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.
The Charlton County Sheriffs Office received the grant in recognition of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of GOHS’s Coastal Area 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,” Allen Poole, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, said.
“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 Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network contains law enforcement agencies in 14 counties: Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, Mclntosh, Pierce, Tattnall, Ware, and Wayne.
Charlton County Sheriff Robert Phillips added, “We’ve worked together with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in the past and will continue to do so. We appreciate the support of Director Allen Poole and our
area CATEN Coordinator Capt. Luther Hires.”
C.A.T.E.N. Coordinator Captain Luther Hires said, “We are looking fonryard to working with Sheriff Robert Phillips and the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office. Our goal is to work collaboratively with the community using innovative tools and techniques to ensure that vehicular traffic moves safely through our county. This grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will allow us to continue these important programs and further enhance the safety of all those who live in and travel through Charlton County.”
The coordinator in the Coastal Area 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 lt or Ticket, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, and 100 Days of Summer HEAT.
For more information on the Coastal Area Tratfic Enforcement Network’s award, contact Sheriff Robert Phillips, 912-496-7321, or email@example.com For more information on the grant program, call 404- 656-6996 or visit www. gahiqhwaysafety.orq.