Douglas County accepts safety grant extention

Douglas County commissioners have accepted an extension of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement and Aggressive Traffic) grant of $79,000 for 2015 to pay half of two deputies’ salaries and maintenance for three of the vehicles assigned to the unit.

H.E.A.T. units patrol high-volume, heavily congested areas to search for impaired and aggressive drivers and conduct road-vehicle checks for violations and child safety-seat inspections.

Also, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Lt. David Martin is the coordinator for the Western Region Traffic Enforcement Network, which has an additional $20,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Martin oversees this network of 38 agencies to conduct monthly traffic enforcement efforts throughout the region.


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