The grant will allow the Atlanta Police Department to create a specialized task force of three officers trained to improve highway safety. Additionally, the grant will fund the purchase of three H.E.A.T. vehicles and specialized equipment specific to the unit’s mission.
The H.E.A.T. unit will participate in state and local activities including traffic safety campaigns such as Click-It or Ticket, Operation Zero Tolerance, 100 Days of Summer Heat, Rolling Thunder Mobilizations and other National Highway Safety campaigns.