Americus Police Department Awarded $23,959.76 Traffic Enforcement Grant

Published 6:42 pm Sunday, January 21, 2024

Press Release from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

AMERICUS The Americus Police Department announced today that it has been awarded a major traffic enforcement grant in the amount of $23,959.76 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.

The Americus Police Department received the grant in recognition of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of GOHS’s West Central 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 Americus Police Department through its continued leadership via Assistant Coordinator Lt. Timothy Allen and the West Central 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 West Central Traffic Enforcement Network includes law enforcement agencies in 14 counties, which include Clay, Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Terrell, and Webster.

Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said that the West Central Traffic Enforcement Network is a force multiplier and vital to our traffic safety efforts in the City of Americus. This grant will allow us to continue to collaborate with our partner agencies in keeping our streets and highways safe.

The coordinator in the West Central Traffic Enforcement Network region will coordinate year-round waves of high visibility, concentrated patrols, multi-jurisdictional roadchecks 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 Americus Police Department’s award, contact Lt. Tim Allen at 229-924-3677 or by email at tallen@americusga.gov. For more information on the grant program, call 404-656-6996 or visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.