The Gila County Sheriff’s Office received $35,000 in funding for DUI and speed enforcement thanks to a grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).
The money will be split between DUI/impaired driving enforcement overtime and speed enforcement overtime.
The sheriff’s office will conduct saturation patrols and DUI and speed task force operations throughout Gila County with the money.
They also work with the schools throughout Gila County to provide presentations associated with DUI/impaired and speed-related issues to increase awareness.
“This funding is critical for my office to keep deputies in the communities focused on enhanced speed and DUI enforcement,” said Gila County Sheriff Adam Shepherd. “As budgets and employee costs have became issues, this type of funding allows us to dedicate more deputies and time to these problems.”
GOHS provides grant funding to law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and non-profit organizations throughout Arizona.