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Grant aims to beef up Gainesville traffic enforcement
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The Gainesville Police Department has received a $15,000 traffic enforcement grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Atlanta.

The money will help fuel the Northeast Traffic Enforcement Network, one of 16 regional organizations that help enforce Georgia’s safety belt, speed and impaired driving campaigns.

Gainesville police serves as the coordinating agency for the North East Network, which includes law enforcement agencies in 11 neighboring counties.

“This grant recognizes their dedication to the (Office of Highway Safety) mission,” said the state office’s director, Bob Dallas. “... It’s truly a commendable effort when our network coordinators are able to affect lifesaving change in their regions.”

Half of the grant amount will be spent to support network activities and the other half will fund traffic safety equipment for the Gainesville Police Department.