DeKalb police awarded over $32,000 for H.E.A.T. enforcement grant

The DeKalb County Police Department has received a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant of $32,674.03.

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has announced that the DeKalb County Police Department has received a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant for the 2018 grant season. Referred to as the H.E.A.T. grant, the DeKalb County Police Department’s award totals $32,674.03.

The goal of the H.E.A.T. program is to combat crashes, injuries, and fatalities caused by impaired driving and speeding, while also increasing seatbelt use and educating the public about traffic safety and the dangers of DUI.

The DeKalb County Police Department H.E.A.T Unit will use the grant from GOHS to develop and implement strategies to reduce local traffic crashes due to aggressive and dangerous driving behaviors.

H.E.A.T. grant funds are used by specialized traffic enforcement units in counties throughout the state. The program was designed to assist Georgia jurisdictions with the highest rates of traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities with grants awarded based on impaired driving and speeding data.

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

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