Peachtree City gets $20,000 traffic enforcement grant

Peachtree City gets $20,000 traffic enforcement grant

The Peachtree City Police Department on Dec. 18 received a $20,000 traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

Police department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the department received the grant in recognition of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of GOHS’s Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network.

Bergh said the GOHS grant award to the Peachtree City Police Department is allocated to support the activities of the traffic enforcement network, with a portion to be spent on traffic safety resources, training, and travel expenses for the department.

“This is our way of supporting the Peachtree City Police Department through its continued leadership via Coordinator Lt. Matt Myers and the Metro Atlanta 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 Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network includes law enforcement agencies in seven counties, including Fayette, Clayton, Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, and Gwinnett.

“The network coordinator will coordinate year-round waves of high visibility, concentrated patrols and multi-jurisdictional road checks and sobriety checkpoints as a partner in campaigns such as Click It or Ticket, Operation Zero Tolerance and the Thunder Taskforce,” Bergh said.

For more information on the Peachtree City Police Department’s award, contact Lt. Matt Myers at mmyers@peachtree-city.org or by phone at 770-632-4122. For more information on the grant program, call 404-656-6996 or visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.

There are 16 traffic enforcement networks across the state that help enforce Georgia’s year-round safety belt, speed and impaired driving campaigns.