April 15, 2013

Cohutta police get safety grant

Submitted by the Cohutta Police Department

— Cohutta Police Chief Ray Grossman announced the police department has been awarded a public safety partnership grant totaling $10,000 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

The incentive grant, which will last through September, is designed for smaller law enforcement agencies that have partnered with the GOHS and excelled in highway safety initiatives as well as making their communities safe during the previous year.

The criteria used to determine the agencies awarded a grant include reporting enforcement to the GOHS, participating in meetings of the local traffic enforcement network, hosting network meetings and submitting applications to the GOHS’s annual law enforcement program, Governor’s Challenge.

The goal of the grant is to reward agencies for a proactive approach to traffic safety and to provide them with the necessary tools to continue their efforts.

The grant will be used for items in patrol cars such as traffic vests, flashlights, cameras and other equipment. It will also provide for computers and other electronics to aid officers in their work.

The Cohutta Police Department thanks the other supporting area agencies (Georgia State Patrol, Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office, Varnell Police Department and the Georgia Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Division) for their hard work and dedication in keeping our roadways safe.