Marietta gets traffic enforcement grant

The Marietta Police Department announced this week they are one of 21 Georgia law enforcement agencies to receive a public safety partnership grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.

The $252,800 grant is for the city's H.E.A.T. partnership, which stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic. The statewide H.E.A.T Project goal is to combat deaths and injuries from impaired driving crashes and excessive speeding.

The department’s H.E.A.T. Unit will use the money to develop strategies to reduce local highway crashes, injuries, and fatalities.