Dougherty County -- Dougherty County drivers can expect to see HEAT officers on our roads for another year. Dougherty County commissioners approved a renewal of the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Driving Grant for 2009.
Most of the more than $39,000 comes from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The county must pay almost $10,000, but commissioners feel it is money well-spent.
"It's shown to reduce speeding which in turn reduces traffic accidents. So it's a very good program, and our officers do a wonderful job. And we are looking forward to another year having the HEAT cars," said District 1 County Commissioner, Lamar Hudgins.
The county also agreed to contribute more than $26,000 toward a grant that helps pay for the Victims Witness Assistance program.