The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
The Sheriff’s Department has teamed with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office to reduce the number of alcohol related accidents and driving under the influence offenses in the county.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says “This grant will furnish much needed items such as traffic vests, traffic cones, flashlights, and other items used when we conduct sobriety check points here in the County. This is one of many grants that we will apply for through the Governor’s Highway Task Force.”
Sheriff Ray added that this grant is a no match grant, which means, no local tax dollars are needed to support the grant.