The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has once again received a grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to fund its Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, or H.E.A.T., unit, sheriff’s office officials say.
According to a sheriff’s office press release, the H.E.A.T. unit has been awarded $172,619.77 by the state to help combat impaired and aggressive drivers over the next year.
“The H.E.A.T. program allows us to participate in a multi-jurisdictional task force specifically designed to combat aggressive and impaired drivers across Georgia,” the release states. “This program also provides the education and materials to assist in reducing the number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries on our highways.”
The release states that the sheriff’s office plans to use the funding to purchase updated equipment for H.E.A.T. deputies including three Intoximeter Alco Sensors and DragonEye LIDAR Systems, and will send the unit’s three deputies to the GOHS conference.
“We are appreciative that we are able to continue our participation in the H.E.A.T. program, which is another step in protecting our roads and keeping the citizens of Forsyth County safe,” the release states.