BURKE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - The Burke County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a major traffic enforcement grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety for $20,000. The grant is recognition for the agency's lifesaving work on the roads. Burke County is among the several counties that help enforce Georgia's safety belt, speed and impaired driving campaigns.
Sheriff Alfonzo Williams stated "We are very appreciative of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and all of the support they provide to us as well as the entire state. We are working diligently to lower our crashes with injuries and fatalities and this will help us greatly during 2018 as well as result in a savings to local taxpayers."
The GOHS grant awards $20,000 to the Burke 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 Burke County Sheriff's Office.