Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Grant To Crisp County Sheriff’s Office

Published 4:27 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Staff Reports

Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Grant To Crisp County Sheriff’s Office
Crisp County, GA – The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce it has received an
$22,048 High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
(GOHS). Funding for this grant is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) and is awarded based upon the partnership with GOHS in helping to reduce crashes
and prevent injuries and fatalities across the State of Georgia.
High Visibility Enforcement combines highly visible and proactive law enforcement to target a
specific traffic safety issue designed to change unlawful and dangerous driving behaviors that
contribute to most of the fatal and serious-injury traffic crashes on our roads. Law enforcement
efforts are combined with visibility elements and public notification on the enforcement
campaign to educate the public on traffic safety and promote voluntary compliance with the law.
“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and our partners continue to implement programs
designed to save lives and promote safe driving behaviors,” Allen Poole, Director of the
Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said. “We can ask everyone to help our state and nation
reach zero traffic deaths by driving safe speeds, always wearing a seat belt, keeping the focus on
the road and not the phone, and never operating a vehicle under the influence of any substance
that impairs your ability to drive.”
“We are grateful to be selected for this grant. This funding will help provide resources that will be
used to help keep Georgia roads safe at no cost to our taxpayers,” stated Sheriff Billy Hancock.

As law enforcement partners in the Operation Zero Tolerance DUI and Click It Or Ticket seatbelt
campaigns, the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office will also conduct mobilizations throughout the year
in coordination with GOHS’s year-round waves of high visibility patrols, multi-jurisdictional
sobriety checkpoints.
The grant will continue through September of 2024.
For more information on the Crisp County Sheriff’s award, contact Haley Wade, Public Information
Officer, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office by phone at 229-406-5326 or by email at
hlittle@crispcounty.com . For more information on GOHS and its highway safety programs visit
www.gahighwaysafety.org.