DeKalb County police received $34,000 grant to reduce aggressive trafficIllustration: A DeKalb County Police vehicle. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
The DeKalb County Police Department recently received the H.E.A.T. grant, $34,000 for the department to use in 2019.
H.E.A.T. is short for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, which is a program funded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
According to a recent press release, “the goal of the H.E.A.T. program is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities caused by impaired driving and speeding, while also increasing seatbelt use and educating the public about traffic safety and the dangers of DUI.”
DeKalb County police has a H.E.A.T. Unit, and the money from the grant will go to training, equipment, and maintenance of H.E.A.T. vehicles.