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The Camden County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that it has been awarded
a major traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office received the grant in recognition of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of GOHS’s Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network. There are sixteen traffic enforcement networks across the state that help enforce Georgia’s year-round safety belt, speed and impaired driving campaigns.

“This is our way of supporting the Camden County Sheriff’s Office through its continued leadership via Coordinator Captain Luther Hires and the Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network,” said GOHS Law Enforcement Services Director Roger Hayes. “We want to make sure they can continue their region-wide efforts to protect Georgia motorists from drunk and otherwise dangerous drivers. They’ve proven their dedication and this grant serves not only as recognition for that hard work, but as means for continuing the GOHS mission of reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities on our roads.”

The Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network includes law enforcement agencies in 14 counties, which include Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Tattnall, Ware, and Wayne.

Sheriff Jim Proctor said “I would like to thank The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, and The Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network, especially Network Coordinator, Captain Luther Hires, for the support provided. The Camden County Sheriff’s Office could not have received this grant without the support of the Governor’s Office and the Traffic Enforcement Network. The equipment obtained from this grant will allow Deputies to continue to make Camden County roadways safer for the public.”

The GOHS grant awards $25,000.00 to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, with half to support the activities of the traffic enforcement network, and half to be spent on traffic safety equipment for the Camden County Sheriff’s Office.

The coordinator in the Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network region will coordinate year-round waves of high visibility, concentrated patrols, multi-jurisdictional road checks and sobriety checkpoints as a partner in campaigns such as Click It or Ticket, Operation Zero Tolerance and the Thunder Taskforce.

For more information on the Camden County Sheriff’s Office’s award, contact Sgt. Chris Fedd at (912) 510-5100. For more information on the grant program, call 404-656-6996 or visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.

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