DeKalb County Police Department have received a Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network grant for 2020. AJC file photo

DeKalb County police awarded $20,000 traffic enforcement grant

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently announced that the DeKalb County Police Department has received a $19,975 Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network (MATEN) grant for 2020, according to a press release.

The DeKalb County Police Department is the lead agency for MATEN, one of 16 Traffic Enforcement Networks statewide that coordinate law enforcement strategies and education efforts to increase highway safety.

Traffic Enforcement Network grants are used by specialized traffic enforcement units in counties throughout the state. The program, designed to assist jurisdictions with the highest rates of traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities, awards grants based on impaired driving and speeding data.

The grant allows Traffic Enforcement Networks to address traffic safety issues that cross jurisdictional lines such as occupant safety, speeding and impaired driving, etc.

As law enforcement partners in the Operation Zero Tolerance DUI and Click It or Ticket seatbelt campaigns, the DeKalb County Police Department also will conduct mobilizations throughout the year in coordination with GOHS’s year-round waves of high visibility patrols, multijurisdictional road checks and sobriety checkpoints.

Information: www.gahighwaysafety.org or 404-656-6996.

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