Greene County Sheriff gets federal money to support traffic safety

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XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant to fund traffic safety for 2019.

Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer said Monday his office received a grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office for nearly $70,000 for the 2019 federal fiscal year.

Fischer says the money will be used to participate in national programs such as Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Some of that money will also be used to find increased patrols during events such as homecoming and prom throughout the year, Fischer said.

The money comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through the OTSO and supports the efforts to increase seat belt use and deter impaired driving.

Fischer says the Greene County Sheriff’s Office works closely with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement on projects that have the greatest impact on reducing fatal and serious injury crashes.

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