Note: The following item was provided by the City of Cedartown for publication. – KtE

The Cedartown Police Department is pleased to announce it has received $18,957 in grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

The grant will help finance efforts to curb traffic violations, including speeding and seatbelt usage.

“Our department is always focused on the overall safety of our residents,” said Cedartown Police Capt. Brad Coppock. “This grant provides funding for additional law enforcement tools, allowing us to narrow our focus even more on traffic violations. Though these violations may seem insignificant to some, they can have serious consequences, not only for the perpetrator but for others as well. We are very appreciative of this GOHS grant and we’re thankful this grant money will be used to strengthen our community policing efforts.”

The grant year for this award will be October 1 of 2023to September 30 of 2024.

The Cedartown Police Department received the grant in recognition of its life saving work as a coordinating agency of GOHS’s Mountain Area Traffic Enforcement Network. There are sixteen traffic enforcement networks across the state that help enforce Georgia’s year-round safety belt, speed and impaired driving campaigns.

“With the increase in the number of persons killed in traffic crashes in Georgia and across the nation over the last year, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is working with partners like the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia to implement programs designed to stop the risky driving behaviors that are contributing to a majority of our serious-injury and fatality crashes,” Allen Poole, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said. “Many of the fatal traffic crashes on our roads are preventable, and we will continue to work with our educational and enforcement partners to develop programs and initiatives that are designed to get Georgia to our goal of zero traffic deaths.”

For more information on this grant program, contact GOHS at 404-656-6996 and for more information on GOHS and its other highway safety programs, visit

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