AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio Department of Public Safety's Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) awarded $307,806 in federal traffic safety funding to the Summit County Sheriff's Office for 2015.
Authorities say the Sheriff's Office will be conducting increased enforcement patrols and OVI checkpoints with the Summit County OVI Task Force, while working overtime hours and holding educational and awareness events with the grant funds.
These funds will reportedly support the efforts of safety partners statewide and focus on traffic safety priority areas such as restraint use, impaired driving, motorcycle safety, and young drivers.
Competitive grant proposals are accepted and reviewed by OCJS, with funds awarded to projects that will have the greatest impact on reducing fatal crashes or significantly improving traffic safety systems.
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