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Henry County police continues DUI focus with funds
by Staff Reports
February 28, 2013 01:13 PM | 1314 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Henry County Police Department is once again proud to announce the award of a matching funds grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for $53,900 to be part of the Metro-Atlanta Multi Jurisdictional DUI Task Force. The purpose of the H.E.A.T. unit is to enforce DUI, speeding and aggressive driving laws and educate the importance of seat belts and child restraints to the citizens and visitors of Henry County.

By maintaining this statewide collaborative program, the department hopes to encourage continued support of the citizens in the department’s pursuit of safer roadways for motorists and their families.

The grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will fund 40 percent of the salaries for one officer and a sergeant, and Henry County will be responsible for 60 percent of their pay, as well as 100 percent of two additional in-kind officers.

The department has enjoyed a long-time partnership with the department of highway safety in enforcing speeding, safety restrain, and DUI laws on the county’s local, state route and interstate roadways.

Unit officers also heavily promote educational awareness for motorists through safety and road checks, school and community support visits and as instructors in the department’s Citizen’s Police Academy.

The grant began on Oct. 1, 2012 and runs through Sept. 30, 2013. The officers involved in the project are Sgt. Scott Cumbie and veteran officers Kelly Horne, T.R. Williams and Robert Butera. One hundred percent of their time is devoted to making the roadways of the county safer for citizens, employees and visitors.

Their time-in-service is designed to maximize motorists’ safety assurances through saturated patrols, road checks and priority patrol in areas noted for injuries and fatalities.

The Henry County Police Department is pleased to announce this opportunity to maintain the statewide partnership with the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and other local law enforcement agencies in our continuing effort to save lives and reduce injuries and fatalities on Henry County and Georgia highways.

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