Henry County Police win $304K HEAT grant from Governor's Office of Highway Safety

Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety

McDONOUGH—The Henry County Police Department has been awarded a $304,938.18 grant for its Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (HEAT) program from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

HCPD said the grant will help fight “continued issues with serious traffic injuries and loss of life on county roadways.”

The grant covers three officers’ salaries, regular operating expenses, training, equipment and vehicle purchases, according to HCPD, between Oct. 1 of this year and Sept. 30, 2020.

Henry County will contribute officers’ benefits, vehicle maintenance, cell phones, mobile computers and related service.

The Henry County HEAT Unit is part of a state of Georgia Multi-Jurisdictional Taskforce that enforces DUI, speeding and aggressive driving laws. It also educated the public about seat belt and child restraint laws.

Officers Matt Palmer, Tyler Stone and William Parks are assigned to the unit, which is “dedicated to the motoring public by making the roadways of Henry County safer for citizens, commuters and visitors.”

In a statement, HCPD thanked the state for the grant. “We are immensely appreciative of the support from the GOHS in our mission of keeping our roads and communities safe.”

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